#SUPERSTOPS: The boom bench & play stop.

BRIEF: ALONG SIDE GEHL ARCHITECTS AND WE ACT RADIO, LEVERAGE THE COMMUNITIES NEEDS TO LEAD THE COMMUNITY IN THE CREATION OF A 'SUPER' BUS STOP IN WARD 7 OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

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#SUPERSTOPS consisted of several installations done as part of Gehl Architects 'Crossing The Street' Project. A case study in creative placemaking in Washington D.C. Public Workshop was responsible for two of these instillations; The Boom Bench, and The Play Stop.

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After speaking with the community on multiple occasions, it became clear that the bus stop was similar to a community gathering space. You ran into friends their, talked, and waited... but what if you could do more? The older population was looking for a comfortable place where they could feel safe, sit down, and let their kids play. The younger population didn't need to ask as they were already running around.

 Early prototype structures for the boom bench concept; a bench with the ability to play music.

Early prototype structures for the boom bench concept; a bench with the ability to play music.

 Full scale prototyping of the play stop. How far is too far to jump? where should the bridge traverse? 

Full scale prototyping of the play stop. How far is too far to jump? where should the bridge traverse? 

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