A design that reacts to changing light during the day/night/season, across multiple panels, and multiple artists to reflect individual neighborhoods.
The Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal at Alameda Point was completed in August 2020 as part of the SF Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) plan to expand passenger ferry service from Alameda to San Francisco, Calif. The terminal is described as the centerpiece of Alameda Point’s emerging Enterprise District and the primary ferry service to the City, meeting pre-pandemic service demand.
The 1,500 square foot structure features a canopy to provide protection from the elements while passengers wait for the ferry. GlasPro Bird Safe ultraviolet reflective glass railings line both sides of the terminal. Bird Safe is rated by the American Bird Conservancy as a highly-effective collision avoidance deterrent. The GlasPro solution will reduce collisions as birds attempt to fly through the open-air structure. The ultraviolet reflective pattern on the glass is visible to birds but highly-transparent to the human eye.
Architect: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Photo credit: Billy Hustace Photography and Richard Bangert – Alameda Point Environmental Report