Seeking to enhance the transit experience and improve the quality of existing architecture and functionality, the City of Miami Beach proposed to adopt a new bus shelter design for city commuters with the City Commission unanimously selecting the Pininfarina boundary-pushing concept design as the winning bid.
Reflecting Pininfarina’s ethos that living and commuting are in a constant state of evolution, the bus shelters feature innovative modular designs and contemporary technology that highlight Pininfarina’s goal of creating a modern, airy, accessible and comfortable user experience where beauty is never sacrificed for functionality. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and amenities that enhance the passenger experience, key design highlights include a solar panel system, estimated bus and trolley arrival signs, passenger security systems, and a tempered glass frame with additional awning to protect customers from the elements.
Drawing inspiration from the City of Miami Beach’s playful, dynamic and energetic atmosphere, Pininfarina’s shelter design is inspired by natural shapes and a colour palette that captures the vibrant personality of Miami Beach.
Pininfarina proposed multiple shelter options varying in type and size to include different capabilities depending on the geographic area and passenger needs. These include the Enhanced Bus Shelter Design for major transfer locations with a high number of users, the Standard Bus Shelter Design, the Minimal Bus Shelter Design for locations of limited space, low ridership, or single-family residential locations, and the Temporary Bus Shelter, which can be easily deployed and removed when bu s stops are temporarily relocated during construction and renovation projects.
Pininfarina, United States
Head of Design:
Edgar Alvarez, Francisco Barboza, Thomas Hoang Le, Andres Pineda, Artur Tchoukanov
Architect of Records::
ACAI Associates, M.E.P.F Engineering: TLC Engineering, United States