The Garden Stop. Our vision for the next generation of bus stops in Singapore.
Bus stops are essentially places for waiting and resting but can it be for play and discovery? In our hectic urban life, we imagine taking this pause in a garden stop, instead of a bus stop. Its roof is filled with little trees and shrubs, genuinely representing the tropical nature of Singapore. The large roof overhangs to provide more shade to the verandah. Aside from its sensorial beauty, the planted roof plays a vital role in thermal insulation. Additionally, watering the plants draws heat of evaporation and cools the space below in that process. Temperature under the roof garden will drop by a few degrees.
A garden stop would not be complete without discovery! Through periscopes, children or adults can explore the plants, insects and birds in the garden. This activates the space and creates social interaction. Peering into the garden that is above our heads, we can immerse ourselves in the present, as we wait for our ride.