Designing a bus stop...

As I was looking for a subject for my project, I could not help but noticing the growing gaps in public transportation in my hometown of Jerusalem, Israel.

A new tram system has been established lately and it seems it has
 managed to provide its users with a high level solution in terms of user  experience/friendliness, accessiablity, and other parameters which in my mind,make a great design.

On the other hand, most local bus stops seem as providing only a partial solution which does not meet with the new standards.



My challenge became clear to me - I must design a new urban bus stop.


The core (or the smallest most basic unit) of the bus stop is the information pole.It has to provide all information needed, highly accessible, and have an iconic look.

The Pole unit is built in a way that can contain multiple parts that can be updated and replaced if needed
Clock details
Brail Information
The Pole is constructed in a way that enables the connection of a roof in its upper area, thus enabling the construction of a shelter.
The Shelter is made of modular units, constructed of aluminum profiles that are cut and assembled according to the measurements needed on a specific location.
 
Three units assembly
Seating system
 Not everyone likes to sit down at a bus stop; different people have different needs.
The seating system enables its users to either sit down or lean back.
The seats are made out of formed metal sheet that is connected to a tubular frame.
These parts can be cut to the required length and then fixed to the aluminum molded elements

The bus stop shares its floor space with the narrow and crowded sidewalks.
To maximize the usage of its space i have decided to define it with both; color and texture.

Four units semi-open assembly
Floor details
This has been my I.D graduation project  from 2011.
It will be presented in this years exhibition at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,
 Jerusalem, Israel.
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