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interesting section, would be nice to visit.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 5:09 AM by andrew.pun

this one, above all the rest makes the most sense. People access is excellent, great design.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 5:09 PM by frellie

great design great concept.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 7:09 PM by nlheureu@calpoly.edu

absolutely beautiful. A progressive step forward in design and functionality.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 9:09 PM by JAnd1

nice concept, however not sure about the actual stop...
Posted Sep 13, 2009 1:09 AM by czuber

Beautifully designed without sacrificing function. Well done.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 6:09 AM by xarkin

no need of that much support
Posted Sep 13, 2009 12:09 PM by phlips

modern without being too cold. well thought concept.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 10:09 PM by smitnick

Interesting and Beautiful. Love the distance markings. I would enjoy waiting for a bus here.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 2:09 AM by jwalz

Nice fluid design. Good lines and great seating.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 4:09 AM by Roeland

The construct ability my be costly. Speciallize materials for the spans. Beautiful to look at
Posted Sep 14, 2009 6:09 AM by express

Now this is how I thought we would be traveling in the 21st century. Great design.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 10:09 PM by donnaconrad

Brilliant!
Posted Sep 15, 2009 3:09 AM by ameebaker

immediately engaging, innovative and inviting.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 2:09 AM by abbie

budget?
Posted Sep 16, 2009 12:09 PM by scottay88

great image for connection, departure, and escape velocity.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 5:09 PM by seungyeon

i love your design!!! seems costly, but its fab! :D
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:09 AM by michlo3

form language, color concept and shelter all appear to be cohesive. memorable as a landmark. Bravo.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 4:09 PM by gdwyer

whats with all the crazy lines again?
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by steveds

Dear steveds.... Bold lines move form the middle interior space of the structure outwards towards the more prominent and most important buildings on campus. This allows for an effective visual on the site as well as guides the user to which building they need to go. For the user who is not familiar with the campus layout, upon arriving at this central bus stop location they will intuitively know where to go as a result of these lines. Unfortunately there was not enough time to place the type on the ground plane in the perspective render.. Thank you for the question. Peace
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by oruchimaru

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Convergence

Submitted by oruchimaru on September 11, 2009

CONVERGENCE:

The approach toward a definite value, a definite point, a common view or opinion, fixed or equilibrium state

CONCEPT:

This design is considered both a conceptually driven piece and an object in the landscape. As an object this structure was designed to very specifically fit into the exact location the bus stop is (both on campus and whereabouts in the city). To drive the form the design of the structure took on a very conceptual thinking, which in turn yielded the final consideration – a symbiosis between interior and exterior space (where most bus stops focus solely on interior)

Considering weather conditions, location and the inevitable high-use volume the design adopts a sprawling structure which creates both interior and exterior space. These two significantly different components (the internal space and external structure) create an effective symbiosis between interior and exterior space. Adapting very specifically to the vast weather changes throughout the year, the enclosed structure keeps heat in during the cold winters and mild temperatures during the hot summers. Coupled with the interior space is the bold exterior structure-which in its own right acts as a separate yet unified exterior space.

STRUCTURE:

SUPPORT SYSTEM – The support structure derives its curves from the specific location the bus stop is on the campus. From here these supports act as both structural support and a landscape element. As a result each of the supports creates a mini-landscape of its own and thus a new exterior space is created where the support merges into the ground-plane.

ENCLOSED STRUCTURE – The enclosed structure creates the interior waiting area for the users. The front door is on sliders which allow the whole front end of the space to be opened up or completely closed-in turn this makes the interior and exterior space feel more like one continuing piece as opposed to two separate pieces. Coupled with this is the use of seating which lines both in and outsides of the structure.

COLOR and WEATHER – The structure is a stark red and black structure, with white accent-specifically chosen to represent the University of Utah’s school colors. When implemented into physical manifestations these abstract color representations adopt an organic form which erupts from the ground into support beams which simultaneously structurally hold the bus stop together and act as art pieces that can be seen from key spots throughout the campus. Coupled with this is the stark contrast the beams will bring the structure amidst the snow-laden winter landscape – again acting as a sculptural art piece.

GEOGRAPHY:

DIRECTION – Bold lines move form the middle interior space of the structure outwards towards the more prominent and most important buildings on campus. This allows for an effective visual on the site as well as guides the user to which building they need to go. For the user who is not familiar with the campus layout, upon arriving at this central bus stop location they will intuitively know where to go as a result of these lines. The lines point to the center of Salt Lake City (2.69 miles away), the Library (856 feet away), the Museum (298 feet away), the Stadium (1737 feet away), to the physical Salt Lake (18.45 miles away), the Church (1100 feet away), the Light Rail (880 feet away), the Hunt Center (1045 feet away) and the Hospital (1350 feet away).

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