New Cool Bus Shelter at Derby Street, Kingswood

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A new bus shelter has been installed in Derby Street, Kingswood as part of an innovative project called Climate Adapted People Shelters (CAPS).

The shelter has been installed adjacent to the existing shelter near the Medical Centre complex opposite Nepean Hospital, with the existing signage and bus stopping point remaining in place.

CAPS aims to develop new concepts for bus shelter design that prioritise user comfort, and responds to our changing climate, particularly heat which is a big issue in Western Sydney.

We hope the new design will provide greater protection from the summer heat, and serve as a blueprint for wider application in Sydney and beyond.

We will be monitoring the new shelter to gather feedback from users, so we can evaluate the new design in terms of the benefits provided compared with the standard bus shelter, which is why the existing shelter will remain in place.

About the shelter design

The shelter includes a number of interesting and innovative features. The overall design is inspired by biomimicry, which is seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies.

The extended roofline was designed using 3D solar modelling, to create a larger overhang to provide maximum shade cover in summer months, and the shape of the roofline reflects the silhouette of a Whistling Kite, which is an endangered bird species found locally.

The shelter design also maximises the benefits of cross flow ventilation, with the perforated rear screen and the roofline designed to expel heat before it can build up. The roof panel is also insulated to reduce heat radiation from the ceiling.

Solar panels on top of the shelter provide power for integrated LED lighting, increasing safety and amenity at night time, while the open design also allows room for disabled access.

About the CAPS project

The new shelter was designed as part of a concept design challenge for CAPS, which invited participants to come up with an innovative, smart, climate adapted design for bus shelters across four Council areas in Western Sydney, including Penrith.

The project is a partnership between then Penrith, Parramatta, Ashfield and Canterbury Councils, along with the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures, U.lab and Centre for Management & Organisation Studies, the NSW Climate Adaptation Research Hub and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. It has also been assisted by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and supported by Local Government NSW through the Building Resilience to Climate Change funding program.

A new bus shelter has been installed in Derby Street, Kingswood as part of an innovative project called Climate Adapted People Shelters (CAPS).

The shelter has been installed adjacent to the existing shelter near the Medical Centre complex opposite Nepean Hospital, with the existing signage and bus stopping point remaining in place.

CAPS aims to develop new concepts for bus shelter design that prioritise user comfort, and responds to our changing climate, particularly heat which is a big issue in Western Sydney.

We hope the new design will provide greater protection from the summer heat, and serve as a blueprint for wider application in Sydney and beyond.

We will be monitoring the new shelter to gather feedback from users, so we can evaluate the new design in terms of the benefits provided compared with the standard bus shelter, which is why the existing shelter will remain in place.

About the shelter design

The shelter includes a number of interesting and innovative features. The overall design is inspired by biomimicry, which is seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies.

The extended roofline was designed using 3D solar modelling, to create a larger overhang to provide maximum shade cover in summer months, and the shape of the roofline reflects the silhouette of a Whistling Kite, which is an endangered bird species found locally.

The shelter design also maximises the benefits of cross flow ventilation, with the perforated rear screen and the roofline designed to expel heat before it can build up. The roof panel is also insulated to reduce heat radiation from the ceiling.

Solar panels on top of the shelter provide power for integrated LED lighting, increasing safety and amenity at night time, while the open design also allows room for disabled access.

About the CAPS project

The new shelter was designed as part of a concept design challenge for CAPS, which invited participants to come up with an innovative, smart, climate adapted design for bus shelters across four Council areas in Western Sydney, including Penrith.

The project is a partnership between then Penrith, Parramatta, Ashfield and Canterbury Councils, along with the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures, U.lab and Centre for Management & Organisation Studies, the NSW Climate Adaptation Research Hub and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. It has also been assisted by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and supported by Local Government NSW through the Building Resilience to Climate Change funding program.

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