Wiehle Reston East Metro Station.

Submitted by David Wilson

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Client: WMATA.

Location: Reston, VA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Fabrication

Peter Kaufmann

Glasmalerei Peters Studios

Coordinator

Michael Mcbride

WMATA

Overview

Etched and laminated Schott dichroic glass was installed on the north and south elevations flanking the passenger bridges at the new Wiehle Reston East Silver line Station. Dimensions, 15′ H x 45′ W both elevations.

Goals

The prime focus was to create visually integrated and dynamic artwork that reflected the sloping roofs and walls of the passenger access bridges on the north and south elevations. Blue dichroic on the east side and blue/green for the west.

Process

This project evolved from the selected RFP in 2008 over an extended period of time for final installation in 2016. Communication and collaboration with the WMATA Art Program coordinator and Peter Kaufmann for Glasmalerei Peters Studios, the fabricators, was essential.