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AZALEA ECO-BUS STOP

A bus stop inspired by the Azalea flower that collects the rain water

AZALEA ECO-BUS STOP

17

Mar

2020

Jiaxing

Africa/Abidjan

Azalea Eco-Bus Stop
Jiaxing | Zhejiang Province | China
 
This proposal is part of a series of 2 renovation of bus stops inspired in flowers in Huancheng Nan Road in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China.
 
 

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“Azalea Eco-Bus Stop” is an eye-catching proposal for the new generation of bus stops located in Nº2: Huancheng Nan Road.
 
The proposal is inspired in flowers and natural elements due to its nice balance between natural and urban character, in direct relation with a park and the river right next to it, but at the same time located in a very consolidated urban space.
 
 

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The proposal is strongly inspired by local nature, dragging inspiration from Azalea flowers, often seen in not only in Jiaxing City, but also in Zhejiang Province.
 
 

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The design strategy is over-scaling the leaves of Azalea flower in order to create structures which offer shelter to citizens and users of the bus public transportation.
 
 

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The seating features and flower pots within the proposal, are also inspired by nature, designed as bending flower stems where people can sit on.
 
 

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To complete a very nature-driven proposal, floor graphics are added to the design, mimicking the shadows of the Azalea leaves projected on the ground.
 
 

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The natural shape of Azalea plants is actually perfect to act as rainwater collectors, allowing us to reuse the water for the irrigation of the new vegetation decorating the bus stop.
 
 

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The design of this Bus Stop is not only thought as a sheltering structure, but also as eye-catching and recognizable Urban Landmark for the city of Jiaxing.
 
 

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Project Name: Azalea Eco-Bus Stop
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Cosima Jiang, Ginger Huang, Marcial Jesús, Javier González
Client: Young Bird Plan and Jiaxing government
Area: 40m2
Completion: March 2020
Location: Jiaxing, China
 
 

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Azalea Eco-Bus Stop

This proposal is part of a series of 2 renovation of bus stops inspired in flowers in Huancheng Nan Road in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. It is an eye-catching proposal inspired by the Azalea flower that collects the rain water.

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