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Simply wonderful
Posted Sep 10, 2009 8:09 PM by Tomasishere

10 stars
Posted Sep 10, 2009 8:09 PM by Kristina

So sleek. I love it. I'd do this bus stop.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 10:09 PM by A-House17

Very nice rachelbe
Posted Sep 10, 2009 10:09 PM by rfaulkne

good effort........there might be some problems for special people and at the time of rush hours, rain water and other disposal issues along with the maintenance but overall its a nice effort and design.......keep it up....
Posted Sep 10, 2009 11:09 PM by omershujat

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New Wave

Submitted by rachelbe on September 10, 2009

New Wave: Bus Shelter Concept

This is my design for a bus shelter.  I call it “New Wave” because it is part of a new generation (or wave) of bus shelters, that consider form just as much as function.  It also gets that name from its no doubt resemblance to a wave.

The wave shaped roof is a double feature as it adds a sculptural element to the structure, and it provides the obvious function of shelter.  The lookout balcony just below is a new feature I decided to add in because whenever I am waiting for the bus I always get splashed as I lean into the road to see the arriving bus, and I am always in the way of the people on the sidewalk.  So, I decided to elevate this up out of the way so that you could see the buses arriving from a long enough distance away that you would still have time to descend and meet the bus.  The fact that this balcony and the roof extend out from the shelter itself provides shelter for the people that might be waiting below just out front of the lower level.

These people might be reading the new LCD screens I decided to add to the center console of the main shelter.  I put three specifically to have one to display arrivals, like at an airport, one to display a map of edmonton and the bus routes, and the last to display a count down to the next arriving bus.  Underneath I decided to put a pull out garbage and recycling bin because they will be at the location anyway, so they may as well be a part of the design rather than distracting from it.

The main shelter itself is basically a glass box with a steel surround approximately 3 feet high with another steel rod that wraps around the structure. This rod could be used as a handrail to help the elderly into and back up out of the bench inside.  This rod is seen again in the handrail ascending the stairs, and wrapping around the balcony.  The handrail on the stairway is located in the center in order to direct traffic of people entering or leaving the balcony.  Inside the structure I put a simple steel seat that extends the entire width of the shelter, I chose this design because it will allow passengers a place to rest between rides, and yet it will not be so inviting as to encourage the homeless to stay and cause problems, and deter others from using the space.  The entrance and exit of the shelter are on either side of the center console, and are 3 feet wide to allow handicap accessibility.

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