The scope of this project included the architectural and civil design of a new 54,000 square foot highway operation and tunnel ventilation facility. The building is situated over a new interstate tunnel and provides ventilation fans for exhausting the tunnel below.
The building serves as a local maintenance facility for the urban interstate area and contains function for vehicle maintenance, dispatch, roadway monitoring and communications control.
Set alongside the Boston harbor, Barrientos designed the building to reflect the roadway functions and express the ventilation functions. The building is clad in cast-in-place concrete and metal panels.