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Galleries // 2020 Spark:Transport // NYCT All Electric Bus Chargers

NYCT All Electric Bus Chargers

Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Transport
Designer: Ignacio Ciocchini - Principal
Design Type: Charging & Fueling, Mass Transit
Company / Organization / School: Ciocchini Design
Team Members: Ignacio Ciocchini

The design for the NYCT's All Electric Bus Chargers double-up as benches, leaning bars, and a glass overhangs, providing some of the functionality that bus-shelters offer. Instead of taking up existing public space, they can replace an existing bus shelter, or provide one were it did not exist before. Large gates with heavy-duty stainless steel hinges on the backside provide access for technical personnel to facilitate the inspection and maintenance of the switchgear, transformers, compressors and other necessary equipment. A minimal asymmetrical laser-cut pattern on the polyester powder-coated aluminum cladding panels provide ventilation for the equipment while making references to the digital worlds, new urban mobility technologies, movement, and the 21st Century. The subtle changing angles of the horizontal seams between the cladding panels elegantly articulate the rectangular shape. An inner e-coated and powder-coated stainless-steel vertical structure provides support and rigidity for the unit. The aluminum cladding panels are organized in groups of three, these groups are removable via tamper-proof stainless-steel hardware.