its not a bus stop. i dont get it. you can make a bus stop where people can enjoy the surroundings, but this is confusing. should people have to run down steps with bags to catch a bus?
Posted Sep 19, 2009 1:09 PM by kavbar
Waiting at a bus stop can be one of the most dreaded and stressful events of the day. It can make a good day bad or a bad day worse.
With the Treetop Stop, it is meant to be an enjoyable experience, one to look forward to, and a place to relax.
The outside space creates a calm and natural setting through the use of trees. It is placed within a forest of trees with an upper, treetop level and a lower fround level. The paths in and out of the walkway or bordered by trees. The effect within in the space is also felt on the outside. Because the trees are so abundant and concentrated they block views of the parking lot, buildings, and large areas of cement walkways creating a different experience of campus while passing by.
Trees are a prominent feature on University of Utah’s campus. The state’s arboretum is located on the edge of campus, holding a variety of trees, some rare and others native. The bus stop brings this important part of campus into the center, which is an area of high traffic. Now everyone just passing through can enjoy and appreciate the trees if only for awhile.