Title: From the bus drop off area, Surface cascades colored light in the passenger waiting area.
Photo Credit: JoAnn Sieburg-Baker
Lead Artist(s):

Ivan Toth Depeña influenced the single building at the Cornelius Park & Ride, employing a modern design that incorporates a cantilevered awning with layered, abstract art glass to provide shelter for bus riders. Surface is inspired by one of Cornelius’ revered geographic attractions, Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina existing in four counties. It is both a tourist attraction and host to many residents, with four parks along 520 miles of shore line to explore. Depeña used actual underwater topographic data from the 112 ft. deep basin to recreate the abstracted experience of looking up through the surface of the water, building on the emotional experience of swimming beneath the surface through use of cascading light and refracting color on the structure and below. Light and color dynamically respond to the site and the tilted 1,766 sq. ft. canopy by changing throughout the year with the movement of the sun. Blues and greens echo the colors of the lake while shades of orange in the design connect back to the Carolina clay beneath the surface. The positioning of the angled sculptural centerpiece aligns directly with the polar coordinates (North, South, East and West) and utilizes the specifically engineered, canopy size and angle to take advantage of the sun’s angles. This harmonious blend of art, architecture and native vernacular give riders shelter and connects them back to their environment.

Municipal Building/Site
Transit System
The art is integrated into the driver's comfort station and the cantilevered awning located at the entrance of the newly constructed park & ride lot.
Cornelius Park & Ride Lot
20300 Sefton Park Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
United States

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Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Kris Iverson
Moon Shadow Glass
Redline Design Group
Tom Duzan, AIA LEED AP , Luke Corbett, AIA LEED AP

Glass, Sculpture, Site integrated architectural work
EVA laminated art glass