Better Bus Stop – Making public transport fun again
Public Transport has been a very crucial part of 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.
The problem looks at the idea that each bus stand when looked at 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 neighborhood 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 the varying needs of the urban intersections that they are placed in.
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 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?
JUDGING CRITERIA & JUDGES
The entries will be judged by an international jury of the competition on the following criteria:
Presentation: The fundamental to a good entry is a visual delivery of ideas.
Concept/Idea: Quality of thought and intent in the pre-design phase.
Spaces/Programme: How the spaces are calculated and ordered.
Design Outcome The final architectural outcome of the solution.
The judging panel can also add other criteria based on their internal discussions – which will be in line with the problem statement. Participants are advised to fulfill the above-given criteria first in their design. Names of the jury panel will be announced soon.
Winners of this competition will get annually published with us in our e-yearbook and annual publications.
The challenge is to design a modular bus stand system that can change from locality to locality, that solves one neighborhood 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 the varying needs of the urban intersections that they are placed in.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 18,000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1000$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 400$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention : 12 x 450$ Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
Maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes December 21, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project December 22, 2020
Winners announcement Date February 18, 2021
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)