City of Providence Department of Planning and Development
The Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)
Klopfer Martin Design Group
Dreeszen & Associates
Roll Barresi & Associates
2014 Paul Davidoff Award, American Planning Association Rhode Island
Image Credits: Christian Phillips Photography
Bus stops along public transportation corridors are seldom more than esoteric shelters quite distinct from the geography upon they reside. However, as important nodes, they have the potential to better reflect the culture and people of the place.
Interpretative themes and artist guidelines were created which reinforce each corridor’s unique design and culture. A balance was sought between transit, wayfinding, advertising, and arts.
After an analysis of shelter components, the rear vertical surface was selected as the “canvas” for fabrication. Seventeen sites and artists/teams received a stipend.
Balancing art, advertising and transit
Each shelter interprets a theme
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