Hingham Intermodal Facility
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA′s) New Intermodal Center will be a distinctive, modern transportation facility located at the center of a new 1.2 million square-foot Hingham Shipyard mixed-use community. The goal of this project is to design and construct a new facility that allows commuters to move seamlessly between intermodal transit services: bus Route 220 and the Commuter Boat moving passengers to Boston's Rowes Warf and the emerging South Shore.
Secondary users of the facility will include the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Harbor Islands Cruises, Massachusetts Environmental Police staff and the Hingham Harbor Master.
STV Incorporated has been engaged by the MBTA, to provide design and construction phase services for this 8,400 square foot, two story center at 45 Shipyard Drive in Hingham, MA.
The existing site occupies a portion of the historical Hingham Shipyard. In recent years, the surrounding properties have been redeveloped into The Launch at Hingham Shipyard, a mixed use development featuring residences, office, retail, entertainment, and recreational spaces. The New Intermodal Center will be located adjacent, (to the west) of existing Building 45 and will replace outdated offices and ticket sales function which are currently operating at that site.
The design of the building′s major public spaces, located within a two-story concourse, emphasizes its openness to the site, through the use of large open glazed areas with views to outdoor circulation areas, ferry and bus service. The transparency along the building′s major pedestrian circulation route eliminates any potentially dark or secluded areas, and is intended to create a safe environment at any time of the day. As an added waterfront feature, a public outdoor seating area will be located immediately outside the north concourse exit/entrance vestibule, providing an enjoyable atmosphere for awaiting the ferry.
One of building′s features will be the green roof. This is a base soil media with a low-growth, self -supporting (sustainable) vegetation such as sedum and/or other ground cover adaptable to the region. The function of it is to address the storm water issues while improving the environmental and extending the life of the roof from 25 to 40 plus years by protecting its surface from agents.
The use of interior and exterior materials, finishes as well as the ventilation system are selected based on building use, occupancy, life cycle, environmental conditions (wind, UV radiations, high saline concentration of atmosphere) and energy saving.
On December 22, 2010, the MBTA filed an environmental review document for this project. Click here to view a copy of the Environmental Notification Form for the Hingham Intermodal Facility. Written comments should be addressed to the following: