UEA bus shelter wins design award
The University of East Anglia (UEA) bus shelter on University Drive has won an award for its design and craftsmanship from the Norfolk Association of Architects.
The low-carbon shelter, officially opened in November last year, was part of a scheme by Norfolk County Council and the University to improve the image, effectiveness and use of public transport on campus.
The design, by LSI Architects, is based on a simple cantilevered steel structure arranged around a central spine. The shelter was constructed by MJS Projects using, where suitable, low-carbon, sustainable materials and has a green roof to encourage biodiversity.
Some seats take the form of a swing, adding an element of fun to waiting for a bus, while a “real time” electronic information board ensures everyone is kept up-to-date with arrival and departure times.
“The bus shelter was a collaborative project with ideas and feedback from bus users, including students and the Access and Areas Group, along with the creative input from our architects LSI,” said Dawn Dewar, UEA Transport Co-ordinator. “This has resulted in an attractive yet practical shelter that will provide a blueprint for future waiting areas.”