The Metro Center Project is a new transportation facility close to the Arts District that will provide a central location for Metro security operations, dispatch, and emergency coordination.
The artwork for Metro’s Center Project facility will be an architecturally integrated piece by Jacob Hashimoto. This site-specific installation is silkscreened onto the exterior metal panels. The artwork patterns are inspired by the cellular structure of the bristlecone pine, one of the oldest known living organisms and native to California. Also woven into the design are references to Metro’s transit network. Gradations in the panel colors and patterning mimic the movement of the sun, as it crosses the region from East to West.
In the Community
Local cultural organization, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and artists Susu Attar and Kuniharu Yoshida, designed an original, large scale, site-specific artwork installed on the temporary fence at the project site along Center Street during the construction period. The team developed community workshops and an arts activity packet that helped inform the design process. The artwork was digitally printed onto vinyl banners.
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