The medallion design for the Monticello Station reflects the energy, excitement, density, architecture and structure of Norfolk’s urban core. The colors of night and day reflect the round the clock role of downtown as workplace, playground and home. The curving teal bands reflect the undeniable influence of the water on the Hampton Roads landscape on one level and the flow of The Tide corridor, free from the grid of streets, on another level.
The role of the arts and entertainment also influences the design as the Monticello station serves the Granby corridor, Scope and various theaters and venues in what has long been the region’s premier cultural hub. With a nod to film, marquees, syncopated rhythms and even the original kaleidoscopic logo and branding for Scope itself, the design is very much a product of its location.
The 7’ x 7’ medallion is constructed of water jet cut tiles with a no slip finish in a mortar bed.