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I also thought of using a xeriscaping approach--good idea. I think the cylinder shape could work, but maybe making it large enough so that the floor isn't too round would be cool.
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by kbrown89

I don't understand how the space would work either internally for people in wheelchairs, or externally for the rooftop garden. Why is it elevated?
Posted Jun 17, 2009 5:06 PM by amberbski

"Going Green" is good anywhere nowadays. 'A' for effort!
Posted Jul 16, 2009 7:07 PM by upandoutward

Other than throwing a green roof on top of it, how is this different than the bus stations in Curitiba, Brazil? @amberbski- I assume that this would work something like the bus stops in Curitiba. The elevated platform provides a step-less entry into the bus and each tube has a lift to facilitate wheelchair access. The reason for this configuration is that the tubes are also ticket stations, where you need a ticket to get onto the platform. This makes boarding the buses faster, and important issue with a system as large and well used as theirs.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 1:07 AM by Blutdrache

very good...compelling
Posted Aug 19, 2009 6:08 AM by ar.padma

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Green Roof Bus Station

Submitted by linzh on May 15, 2009

This design is based on the bus stations in Curitiba, Brazil with addition of LED lights and grass/flowers on the roof.

The LED lights start to flash when the bus is three minutes away and stay solid color when the bus is a minute away. The grass roof helps to make the environment greener! :)

A big display of bus timetables and route maps is included inside the waiting area.

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