Does the shading screen on the north-north-western side really make sense?
Posted Sep 10, 2009 8:09 AM by flipflapflower
An exposed steel, structural system erects out of the earth with smooth curves and strong lines. The large, angled column is shaped in such a way to resist the overturning moment from the roof. The moment of the roof is decresed by the tension cables tied to the tip of the angled column. To resist the overturning moment from the uplifting wind force, tension cables tie the tip of the roof to the base.
A shading screen is attached to these cables to block the hot, western sunlight. The reverse side of this screen has a digital projection of the bus location of each route.
This bus stop seats 30 people comfortably and allows for many more to stand and wonder freely in shade. The scale of the stop allows for circulation to freely flow infront on the street side and behind on the parking lot side.