Eight single-seat bus shelters in Tucson, Arizona are specially designed to protect waiting passengers from extreme sun and heat.
For this desert environment, the City of Tucson had a rigid set of requirements - with high emphasis on the need for shade. During the pre-qualification process, a unique Ductal® prototype was compared to six shelters built from other construction materials and ultimately selected as the best solution - due to its enhanced structural performance, impermeability, corrosion resistance, ductility and color integration. Photovolataics power LED lighting and the design accommodates neighborhood and artist participation in landscaping, arrangement and graphics.
The "Integrated Shade Seat" shelters, with numerous configuration possibilities, were designed by Line and Space, LLC and manufactured by Lafarge Precast in Winnipeg, Canada.