Bus Terminal Design Case Study

Casestudy, Analysis and Design Guide | Design Process of Major Bus Terminal for a Large City

Data Collection and Analysis

The site: Study and Analysis

  1. Map of the City showing all the Transportation routes and networks
  2. A Land survey of the exact boundaries
  3. A topographical Map of the site
  4. A Survey Map of all the Physical Elements on site such as Trees, Rocks, Peaks and Valleys, Water, Drainage, Electricity, High tension lines, low tension lines etc.
  5. A Visual survey of the Surrounding Areas

Building and Infrastructure – Study and Analysis

  • Surveys of the existing transportation Department
  • Size and Population of the City – A map
  • Size and capacity of the existing terminal
  • Maps showing existing traffic volumes and Travel Pattern
  • In state, Out of State, Types and categories of Buses etc.
  • Provision of Local Services
  • Support facilities, Workshops, Sheds, Service
  • A study of the Bus, capacity, size, turning radius, Parking space
  • All other Ancillary Units that are part of a complete Terminal
  • Passenger Services and requirements
  • Staff and their spatial requirements
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Telecommunications, Facilities, Utilities, Services and Amenities

Design Development – Synthesis

  • Presentation of the Data Collected in a scientific manner
  • Preliminary drawings and sketches showing the basic concept
  • Generation of alternatives (2) in terms of Structural, Functional, Aesthetic etc. elements and arrive at a final Design Solution
  • Make use of Graphics, Charts, Statistics and present them in an organized manner along with other drawings.

 Design Solution – Presentation

  • Graphic, Written, Visual and Oral Presentation
  • Drawings, Report, Perspectives, Model etc

Preparation of Base Map

  • Existing Transportation Map of the city on Base Map
  • Orthographics of the existing Bus Terminal – ¼” Scale
  • Map showing existing Traffic Volumes and Future trends
  • Drawing showing the study of the Bus – Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
  • A Site Plan showing existing boundaries and Physical features
  • Proposed Site Plan showing Buildings and Infrastructure, Traffic Circulation, Landscape etc. with measurements
  • Plans/Sections/Elevations of all the structures on site 1/8” or 1/4″ Scale
  • Drawings showing Wall sections, Typical Details
  • Markout Plan – Centre Line Drawing – 1/4″ scale
  • Structural Plan with Pit Sizes, Columns, beams c/c dimensions
  • Working Plans with complete Furnishings and detailed measurements
  • Details of Staircase, Toilets, Kitchen, Workshops
  • Sketches and Perspectives – Freehand and Sledge
  • A Scale Model of the Entire Project
  • A Project Report to include data collected, Graphs, Charts, Photographs, list of references, interviews, Architectural Programming etc.

 We would also be discussing the “Design Process in Architecture“. This is to be understood by every architecture student as well as Architects.

Casestudy and Design of Bus Terminal

This entry was posted by Benzu JK on August 4, 2011, 9:13 am and is filed under Architecture, Case Studies, Design Guide, Thesis Project. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0.

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