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Simple, clear and reasonable. I like it.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 1:08 PM by amackay

nice presentation, helps the design stand out. simple shelter, could be prone to overcrowding.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 6:08 AM by emma_kk

the perspective and section look absolutely great! very good.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:08 AM by matsheffield09

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One Shelter

Submitted by lgiles on August 07, 2009

This is a bus shelter. At the heart, that is all a bus stop can hope to be. A bus stop will not present new social values or spiritually inspire an individual. It can greatly contribute to a site, it can be comfortable (physically and emotionally), it can be beautiful and damn it, it better cover you from the rain.

So the bus shelter is a large piece of sidewalk furniture (like bike racks, pay phones, parking meters, benches). Here, the street, the infrastructure for the bus, has curled up to provide shelter for its users. As a thank you, maybe, but more as an extension of the urban “nature” it grows from the ground.

Architecturally this stop is nearly maintainance free as the floor, roof, walls and furniture are of one piece. The transparancy of the glass allows the user to feel safe at night, and resists grafiti. It protects from rain and snow but is still open enough to vent properly and the curved back wall keeps garbage from collecting. The project is cheap, easy to construct and durable. The length of the stop can be adjusted based on the site without modifications to the structure, or adjusting the pre-fabricated glass panels and their standoffs. Sure it will get graffitied, so what? It could get painted or sandblasted, made or polished concrete or exposed aggregate. The form and the materials are simple, but true. The beauty will come from the detailing.

Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah