Bay Area Solar Transit-hub (BAST)

2020 Unbuilt Design Merit Award

The new Bay Area Solar Transit-Hub (BAST) operates a fleet of electric ferries using the solar energy harvested from photovoltaic arrays on the building’s roof. BAST utilizes a set of floating pontoon foundations as a solution to the threat of increased flooding events and sea level rise.

The jury was struck by the boldness of this proposal for on-site generation of power.

Jang Ock Kim
Master of Architecture
Academy of Art University