Twin Peaks is a 2-bay bus shelter primarily consisting of 200 wood and steel framing studs. The standardized building material is assembled into panels that lean on each other to form both a wall and a roof system. A majority of the wood will be re-purposed from an adjacent construction site to the shelter and other construction sites throughout the greater Hyattsville area.

The 14’ tall structure will 1) protect riders from the elements while waiting for a bus; 2) provide a complete visual connection to approaching buses and other riders; 3) capture and amplify the process of arrival and departure for riders and passersby via the use of a novel building material assembly and bus shelter form; and 4) act as a memorable reference point along the Rhode Island Ave. corridor for decades to come .....”My house is one block from the Twin Peaks…”

In addition to establishing a new place-making landmark, the shelter will contain 2 benches that provide for seating of up to 8 people. Also, solar powered L.E.D. lighting will be located throughout the structure.

Name: Hyattsville Bus Shelter
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Status: Competition Finalist, 2017
Team: Kurt West & Integral Engineering
Images: West Workshop

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