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Love the simplicity and minimum use of energy. I imagine maintainance would be easy too. Great publicity for roof gardens.
Posted Sep 23, 2009 8:09 PM by JoelR

A very natural feel to the design - we need to see more of these around the city!
Posted Sep 23, 2009 9:09 PM by naresh7

Beautiful in its simplicity. The arch shape is very appealing and I really like the sound of the special features that are solar powered.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:09 AM by mfurugori

A very simple structure created by little use of energy. It even includes a live habitat for living creatures
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:09 AM by 108510

Great, I can sit while wildlife takes a number 1 and 2 on my forehead.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by SuWeiYin

simply simple and visually appealing - good work Parul
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by Sunitap

I love the calmness and simplicity of this design. Having these around would make the city a nicer place!
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:09 PM by Julie

I can see this idea taking off as it's simple, would fit well into most environments and it looks as if it welcomes other life than humans.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 11:09 PM by TwinkleWunderkid

That is the coolest bus stop I have ever seen!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 PM by urban

Excellent design - love it!
Posted Sep 25, 2009 3:09 PM by Shushan

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Green Gateway bus shelter

Submitted by Parul K on September 23, 2009

The design has been inspired by the open landscape that surrounds Salt Lake City, highlighting the importance of sustainability in a climate with extreme weather conditions.

The shelter acts as a landmark by its streamlined form shaped like an arch, as the symbol of an entrance/exit to the campus site and merging with the landscape surrounding salt lake city.

One side of the bus shelter is closed loop water feature, which mimics the waterfalls in the nearby mountains. Coloured lights that are embedded into the ground within the bus shelter will provide a colourful display during night time, and combined with the glass panels will provide a sense of safety for the users.

The roof is planted with sedum, which requires very little ongoing care and can be left to develop naturally to form a dense carpet. Mixing a wide variety of sedum species will display a beautiful selection of colourful hues including greens, reds, purples and yellows combined with a rich textural mix.

The structure and glass panels provide shelter from natural and traffic generated wind, and protection from snow and rain. The sedum roof has the added advantage of keeping the structure cool during hot summer months

The shelter will be powered by solar panels running along one side of the shelter.

Material: Sustainably sourced wood, steel and glass structure.

Lighting: LED light display for bus timings. Multi coloured spot lights on ground in purple, green and orange.

Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah