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awesome design! would love to see it in san fran
Posted Sep 23, 2009 7:09 PM by andrearnaud

very cool
Posted Sep 23, 2009 7:09 PM by byrnec

I like the idea of having the image on the shelter changing every hour
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 AM by shedjh

great design!I love the image changes would cheer you up on a wet day.so cool.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:09 AM by annmarie

Great design very modern and interesting. I would love to wait for bus under this :)
Posted Sep 24, 2009 12:09 PM by niamhoc15

Good Stuff!!!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by basant

this is really cool and quite simple, the only problem is how does it protet from wind, rain, etc...
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by steveds

wonderful!! : )
Posted Sep 24, 2009 4:09 PM by rach77harvey

What's the point? No seating, no wind break, why not just try to convince the city to spend money on free nachos for everyone. This would be more useful than paying to build this bus stop.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by kcy99

a bus must be showing up every 30 seconds in this magical land. no time to sit down so why bother with seats. thank you David the Gnome.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by devilsdance

brilliant - easy on the eye and keeps you dry.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by Bruce

brilliant - easy on the eye and keeps you dry.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 8:09 PM by Bruce

like a professor used to say to some projects, BS it a grat piece of art and it may have all the gadjets you said but it is not FUNCTIONAL. It is too high to protect from rain, wind and sun. People have no option to seat.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 AM by munoz_david

No benches, no wind protection?
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by carney31

Nice graphics, but how does it work as a bus stop? I see it more as a piece of public art, very attractive, but with no specific function.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 AM by mmendez

Not seeing which parts function as they are intended........no shelter, no tickets, no maps at eye-height, no seating, no bike racks. And this waves in the wind!?!?!?!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 AM by o_seanan

aren't people oversaturated with enough digital images and advertisements already? this would be great outside of an Apple store for perpetually plugged-in hipsters to gawk at, but as a bus stop at a university, I think it misses the mark. nice renderings though.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 PM by tjfunk79

I looks like you just wiped your butt and called it a day. No thought, no technology, not even benches? You must be paying EVERYONE to have a 2.1 rating. Green isn't even the University's color!!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by enlarged2showdetail

I looks like you just wiped your butt and called it a day. No thought, no technology, not even benches? You must be paying EVERYONE to have a 2.1 rating. Green isn't even the University's color!!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by enlarged2showdetail

Liked the simplicity and functionality Mary L
Posted Sep 25, 2009 4:09 PM by larkinm

...and if the wind blows and it rains hard you get a free shower too.....where are the sides of the structure?
Posted Sep 25, 2009 6:09 PM by samuraijack

Excellent - well thought out and executed.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by aderynlavinia2

Excellent! Great design. Well thought-out and executed.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:09 PM by aderynlavinia2

Excellent design. Adam
Posted Sep 26, 2009 9:09 AM by Sahts

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Journey to an alternative destination.

Submitted by David Mc Carthy on September 23, 2009

This bus stop is located in one of the cultural hubs of Salt Lake City. Situated in the grounds of the University of Utah, it stands with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts just meters away and the Utah Museum of Natural History within walking distance. Along with being one of the leading research institutions within the U.S.A. the University of Utah is renowned for its innovative and environmentally responsible approach towards transportation and sustainability. In line with such an initiative this bus stop is an eco-friendly, practical and durable structure that encourages the use of public transport. However, the design has not been restricted by necessity alone. For, the bus stop is also a multi-sensory piece of sculpture, which itself contributes towards the appeal of its prestigious setting.

This is a bus stop that defies the standard specification that others adhere to. The revolutionary design not only protects from the elements but also directly incorporates them into the design. For, the entire structure of the bus stop moves in accordance with the direction of the wind. This motion echoes the beautiful movement of blades of grass in the breeze or sea kelp in the incoming tide. The motion also reflects the significance of continuous cycle, which is an essential element in bus routes and also more broadly daily routine. The shape of the structure provides an open, social area for people wait and interact with one another. Furthermore, there is easy access to and from the bus stop facilitating the needs of the disabled or parents with pushchairs.

The natural elements are also incorporated into the design via the use of solar cells that run either side of the structural spine. These solar cells power multiple lights that run parallel to them. The lights indicate how soon the next bus will take to arrive. That is, when the bus leaves all lights will be dimmed down. The lights will then gradually light up one by one until the next bus arrives. This ingenious design almost eliminates the need for a timetable for passengers will be able to see how long it will be before the next bus arrives, even from a considerable distance.

The structure is made from steel chain-link that allows flexibility for movement. The outer skin is comprised from translucent, recycled, industrial rubber. Such material protects the core of the structure whilst also enhancing flexibility of movement.

Digital images can be displayed on the upper two thirds of the structure including the usual bus timetables and advertising billboards. However, why not be a bit more adventurous and utilise the space as an exhibition area for local artists or even enable individuals to upload images from their phones or laptops themselves. The possibilities really are endless here.

This is a bus stop so incredible it could be listed as a destination on the bus route itself!

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