One of the objectives of the contest is to fully answer the needs of the local users and raise awareness regarding the uses of energy through time. But since the group is too far away from the contest's public aim - the users of the already installed bus shelter of the Concordia University - all researches were made through digital communication means available nowadays. On a first phase of research,we gathered a group of questions which we judged important and which would influence our decisions while thinking about the project concept.These questions regarded some points of the group's interest as: the number of times the bus shelter is used by each person; the level of satisfaction with nowadays structure; positive and negative points regarding the thermal comfort offered by the current structure; among other questions. Also, we made direct contact with students through social networks, in which we found groups of the Loyola campus. Among those groups, we spoke with some students and raised some rather personal facts, such as the sensations experienced by them while using the bus shelter, suggestions on how to improve the number of users and complaints regarding the functionality of the interactive screen.Finally, during the project conception we were led by the data we raised with the survey, the environmental impact if applied on a large scale and how we could fulfill all users in a satisfactory way.
The design concept consists in the potentiation of passive use of natural light and energy, based mainly on winter and summer solar angles, which gives form to the bus stop. During the colder months the structure allows full access to sunlight. In summer the shade prevails,and windows allow cross ventilation. Still, thermal insulating and naair-to-earth exchanging Earth system are used to consolidate the concept of shelter, offering a minimally comfortable environment.Power us supplied by a photovoltaic plate of 1.50 m x 1.00 m - placed at the bus stop facade, oriented to the South and perpendicular to the winter solar angle at noon. The design is composed by two trusses structures at the sides, which support the roof. Together, they resulting a module divided into two areas: the first and frontal is exposed to the weather, while the second is closed creating the shelter space. Its interior offers wood benches for permanence and power outlets to recharge electronic devices. The interior are 6 meters by 6 meters, and height decreases with the truss system - ranging from 4.40 to 1.50 meters. The trusses and roof are made of steel. For lateral sealing are used two layers of multiwall polycarbonate sheet filled with glass fiber. The ceiling consists in a insulating polyurethane layer. For the floor, polystyrene under a surface of an ecofriendly reclycled rubberflooring.
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