A bus stop is any place where a bus stops to pick up and deliver passengers. A bus shelter, in the other hand, provides passengers waiting for the bus a protective environment that might also include additional features.
A need for protection and entertainment is perceived among students using the university's transportation system at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Thus, a bus shelter with an unconventional design that protects SCAD’s community
from the elements while they are in transit is ideated.
Commuting can become more enjoyable with the help of seating areas, shade, shelter and more. These spaces facilitate an environment that becomes a
center of interaction.
Bus shelters from around the world were analyzed to identify opportunity gaps in the market.
For this project it was decided to tackle an opportunity gap that calls for an equally large amount of both amenities and technology.
The final design for the bus shelter is conceived as a modular structure made up of aluminum elbows manufactured through extrusion and joined to aluminum honeycomb composite panels through tongue and groove joints secured with adhesive.
It responds to size regulations and is intended to be 18 feet long, 4 feet 8 inches wide and 8 feet 2 inches tall. However, thanks to its modular nature, it can be expanded or contracted according to the available sidewalk space. It also responds to the needs of the specific location adding more roofed or seating area.
Its digital display can include anything from maps, local events or information, arcade-like games and advertisement that pays for the maintenance of the shelter.