Better Bus Stop – Making public transport fun again

Better Bus Stop – Making public transport fun again

總獎金:700(USD)

最高獎金:550(USD)

報名時間:即日起 ~ 2021-03-22

主辦單位:UNIEGIS NETWORK PRIVATE LIMITED

長久以來,公共交通這一古老的系統始終是任何一個城市環境中不可分割的元素,在推動城市發展的過程中起到了關鍵作用。公交車站作為自上而下系統化部署的“碼頭”,讓複雜的人群與龐大的公共交通網絡交匯。在城市視角中,公交車站僅僅是巨大城市脈絡中的一個點,無法避免在設計上“千站一面”的結果。然而以自下而上的方式觀察,每座公交車站都是一個解決當地需求的契機——尤其在發展中國家。這一競賽旨在以城市中某一具體存在的問題為主題,鼓勵以模塊化方式設計公交車站,要求反應場地特點,並對特定問題導向下公交車站的安全性進行考量。

Better Bus Stop - Making public transport fun again

Better Bus Stop Making public transport fun again

OVERVIEW

PREMISE

Public Transport has been a very crucial part in enabling cities for a very long time. They are an inseparable element to any urban environment bringing the ability to scale cities while sustaining the quality of spanning it. There are several urban infrastructures planted across the city that helps a better use of this system more like a dock. A dock where the complex human population meets this huge network of mass transit means.

The approach to developing them is mostly top-down, because of many reasons – attributed to speed scaling and deployment. And it is true, every bus stop looks the same from a development plan perspective – a dot on a huge urban map. But conversely, every bus stand installed is an opportunity to solve a need of a locality if we see it bottom-up.

ON THE GROUND

Bus stands now serve a much larger demographic, especially in developing countries. And it is a lifeline for the middle class and migrant population. Its a system that is very old and has changed a lot from what it was from the past, but it still requires a lot of work especially we see it in comparison to private automobile companies who are ahead by leaps and miles ahead which serves only people who can afford them.

While mobility technology is not the purview of architects, a significant part of the experience happens at these docks. If a bus stand in every locality is differently used, can this new update for public transit recognize this changing need? Can there be a new system of a bus stop design that can accommodate for this type of usage that adapt from locality to locality?

BRIEF

The problem looks at an idea that each bus stand when looked in isolation has a different urban condition they belong in, the number of people that use them and who create a new pattern.

The challenge is to design a modular bus stand system that can change from locality to locality, that solves one neighbourhood of your choice as a pilot of this system. The deliverable for this competition demands a single bus stand only.

The design has to be more like a system of parts, that has permutations and combinations that can adapt to varying needs of the urban intersections that they are placed in.

OBJECTIVES

Problem Identification: There are many problems that exist in urban areas, but the choice of a relevant and important problem is a must.
Modularity: How modular is your design solution and can be implemented at various locations with similar or different problems.
Security/Vandalism Proofing: How will the design resist the theft and mishandling, by becoming a robust entity despite modularity.
Identity: How does the bus stand reflect the space it has been placed in or the city it belongs to?

SITE

The site can be in any city of any scale in the world. There’s no size limit, but the scale should be of a generic bus stop. Please ensure that the bus stand in choice belongs in a multi-bus stop system and is not an isolated one like a highway.

This will ensure the system you design is applicable to more locations. While preparing your sheets, ensure you discuss the problems and the site a little before jumping on to the solution finding to sensitize viewers about the issues you are looking at.

JURY

  • Emilio Vicedo Ortiz
    Architect, EVArquitectura, Spain
  • Mateja Vehovar
    Founding Partner, Vehovar & Jauslin, Switzerland
  • Stefan Jauslin
    Founding Partner, Vehovar & Jauslin, Switzerland

SCHEDULE

  • Oct 1, 2020 15:00 GMT – Early registration starts
  • Oct 22, 2020 15:00 GMT – Early registration ends
  • Oct 22, 2020 15:00 GMT – Regular registration starts
  • Mar 22, 2021 15:00 GMT – Regular registration ends
  • Mar 23, 2021 15:00 GMT – Submission ends
  • Apr 7, 2021 15:00 GMT – Shortlisted entries announced
  • Apr 13, 2021 15:00 GMT – Public voting starts
  • Apr 13, 2021 15:00 GMT – Jury evaluation starts
  • May 7, 2021 15:00 GMT – Jury evaluation ends
  • May 8, 2021 15:00 GMT – Public voting ends
  • May 20, 2021 15:00 GMT – Result announcement

Current round grants

Winner

550 USD Cash+Crafted certificate + Publication + Insignia

Runner – Up

150 USD Cash + e-certificate +insignia

People’s Choice

e-certificate


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