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It looks very Utahan
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:09 PM by billandteds1

eehhh, not as cool as it seems...
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:09 PM by steveds

eehhh, exactly as cool as it seems
Posted Sep 24, 2009 5:09 PM by saunders.lance

eeeehhhh, this is pretty cool....pretty pretty pretty cool
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:09 AM by jhoedro69

a little too brutal...
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by steveds

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A Modular Stop

Submitted by tjfunk79 on September 24, 2009

The Modular Stop consists of three differently sized, interlocking frames that create modifiable bays. Determined by the number of people that it can shelter, the structure can expand or contract as required by the site. The other construction elements all lend themselves to complete flexibility as well: the wood slats that form the backside, the length of bench used, the gutter placement, an optional bike rack, the plastic laminate displays used for maps and information, even the trash or recycling bin within each frame, all can be lengthened, shortened, moved, or outright excluded. The frames are lit from within and act as a signal for the bus stop at night, as well as a backlight for the information displays.

The layout of the Modular Stop at the University of Utah bus stop is based on several factors. The entrances (breaks in the form of the shelter) are located where pedestrian traffic already flows, the trees and grass of the site are utilized within the structure to allow for varying typologies in the waiting areas, and the overall form of the shelter flows with the sidewalk. The wood slats are used to block the direct sunlight from the south, while the sloped roof allows more indirect northern light into the shelter. The red plastic laminate utilizes the University’s color to act as a symbol in the night, as well as a beacon for the stop’s location, readily visible from across the parking lot or along the sidewalks. Two bike racks are located behind the central shelter, where a small plaza is created to act as a funnel from the parking lot to the bus stop.

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