FRANCESCMONTOSA+ARCHITECTS

Throughout Chicago we can find some of the most innovative ideas that revolutionized the modern world in terms of architecture and urbanism. This is our highest inspiration and aspiration.

Traditionally, the bus stops are considered in isolation from the environment where they stand up and the society they serve.

Our proposal aims to challenge the typical bus stop, where passengers passively wait, into a more dynamic and open space that establishes a dramatic interaction with the immediate public realm.
 
We call it Plug & Play and we understand it as holistic vision (social, adaptable, systematic and sustainable) that celebrates Chicago’s urban space and the engagement of the communities.
Each stop is conceived as a series of specific Plugs that can be assembled in multiple ways to adapt to different locations circumstances.

By twisting the traditional bus shelter 180 degrees, opening it to the sidewalk and collapsing together multiple activities related to the BRT and the street life, we create a focus point for the neighborhood where everybody can Play.

The formal design for the stop is unitary to be understood as a whole brand identity. This economy of design provides not only a recognizable and elegant appearance but also it becomes a counterpoint to the street visual noise.

However, in order to adapt to the community characteristics and aspirations, we have developed the Plug´s Catalogue containing all the activities’ variations so that the implantation to the site will be unique and specific.

Each plug is self-supporting and the different components and devices can be mounted in the workshop and lately transported to the site for its final assembly.

时间 | 2013
类型 | 交通运输
现状 | 国际竞标
地点 | 美国芝加哥

获得奖项 | 荣誉奖

发起人 | Chicago Architectural Club, Chicago Architecture Foundation

项目团队 | Meritxell Arderiu, Francesc Montosa, Marc Pique, Marc Torrellas

Competition link



Throughout Chicago we can find some of the most innovative ideas that revolutionized the modern world in terms of architecture and urbanism. This is our highest inspiration and aspiration.

Traditionally, the bus stops are considered in isolation from the environment where they stand up and the society they serve.

Our proposal aims to challenge the typical bus stop, where passengers passively wait, into a more dynamic and open space that establishes a dramatic interaction with the immediate public realm.
 
We call it Plug & Play and we understand it as holistic vision (social, adaptable, systematic and sustainable) that celebrates Chicago’s urban space and the engagement of the communities.
Each stop is conceived as a series of specific Plugs that can be assembled in multiple ways to adapt to different locations circumstances.

By twisting the traditional bus shelter 180 degrees, opening it to the sidewalk and collapsing together multiple activities related to the BRT and the street life, we create a focus point for the neighborhood where everybody can Play.

The formal design for the stop is unitary to be understood as a whole brand identity. This economy of design provides not only a recognizable and elegant appearance but also it becomes a counterpoint to the street visual noise.

However, in order to adapt to the community characteristics and aspirations, we have developed the Plug´s Catalogue containing all the activities’ variations so that the implantation to the site will be unique and specific. 

Each plug is self-supporting and the different components and devices can be mounted in the workshop and lately transported to the site for its final assembly.

时间 | 2013
类型 | 交通运输
现状 | 国际竞标
地点 | 美国芝加哥

发起人 | Chicago Architectural Club, Chicago Architecture Foundation

项目团队 | Meritxell Arderiu, Francesc Montosa, Marc Pique, Marc Torrellas

获得奖项 | 荣誉奖

Competition link