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Lotus Eco – Bus Stop
Jiaxing | China
“Lotus Eco-Bus Stop” is an eye-catching proposal for the new generation of bus stops in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China.
The proposal is located in Huancheng Nan Road, Jiaxing, China. The site is next to the historical Huancheng river which provides of a very interesting balance between natural and urban character since is in direct relation with a park, but at the same time located in a very consolidated urban space.
The proposal is strongly inspired by nature connected to South China Culture, dragging inspiration from Lotus plants, often seen in Chinese Paintings from the South.
The design strategy is over-scaling the Lotus plants in order to create structures which offer shelter to citizens and users of the bus public transportation.
The seating features and flower pots within the proposal, are also inspired by nature, designed as rolling stones where people can sit on.
To complete a very nature-driven proposal, floor graphics are added to the design, mimicking the shadows of the Lotus leaves projected on the ground.
The natural shape of Lotus 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.
Each Lotus plant is equipped with a solar panel on the top, to collect enough energy to recharge the phone batteries of users and light up the LED lighting at night.
The design of this Eco-Bus Stop is not only thought as a sheltering structure, but also as eye-catching and recognizable Urban Landmark for the city of Jiaxing.
Project Name: Lotus Eco – Bus Stop
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Cosima Jiang, Ginger Huang, Marcial Jesús, Javier González
Client: Young Bird Plan and Jiaxing government
Completion: March 2020
Location: Jiaxing, China
Lotus Eco – Bus Stop
An eye-catching proposal inspired by the lotus flower that collects the rain water and solar energy. A new generation of bus stops in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China
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It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings.
This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to trigger a massive public interest to the place, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.