#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.
#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.
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.