Project:

GO Transit

Year:

2012 - 2013

Client:

Metrolinx, Toronto; Winkreative, London

Location:

Toronto, Canada

Program:

GO train network spatial re-branding

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct Comission

Agency:

Winkreative, London

Concept and rebranding

GO Transit is an inter-regional public transit network in Southern Ontario, linking Toronto to the surrounding region. GO carried 65 million passengers in 2012, and its ridership continues to grow.

The “Big Move” advocated by the local transit authority Metrolinx is aiming for a large scale modal shift from car to public transport in the entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. GO is a central element of the Big Move; as part of the new strategy it needed to be rebranded and it received a fresh new identity, advocating public transport and making it a seamless experience.

This made a wide range of design work necessary, from station counters and way-finding design in Union Station, to an overall architectural corporate identity with specific proposals for shelters, furnishing, urban wayfinding and station design concepts.

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Design concept for a site in Ebikon, Switzerland

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Nord-Süd-Achse, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Omega-Quartier Solingen, Germany
Urban design concept

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for a site in Zurich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 5103
office@hosoyaschaefer.com