Shelter From the Storm
Protection from rain or snow can be a feature, setting the brand apart from all other stations.
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Solution

The station provides shelter from wind driven rain and snow while pumping fuel and paying. The revised concept now incorporates the exhaust air flow through an open grille (weather proof) above a projected glazed wall. The integration of wall and roof allow for a better structural support system to both roof and wall assemblies. The sloped roof is a simple folded plate with skylights, channeling water to two holding tanks that can be used for cleaning the paved surfaces. The structural support is simply represented as a concept.  The roof soffit system is shown  as a flat unbroken plane to avoid recessed voids used for nesting birds, thereby reducing cleaning/maintenance costs

The station provides a symbiotic relationship to the upper level retail space that could offer a compact café function with a patio behind a glazed wall that faces the street, and has a visual presence to the people using the pumps. Stair and ramp access to the upper retail avoids costly elevator system.

Based on vehicle flow and size of property, one side of glazed wall could have an additional parallel parking zone for 3 electrical charging stations.

 

 

What name are you giving your service station concept?

Shelter from the Storm

What makes your service station unique?

This station provides a protective enclosure and a visual presence that can become a unique corporate brand that is visible from far off, and become an instant icon to attract new and repeat patrons.

Which services does your service station offer?

In this day and age of stores selling a little bit of everything, it is the actual constructed environment that supports the services. The property size and local demand will determine the services offered.

What design style are you choosing for your service station and why?

The current design sensibility of transparent walls is essential to the glazed enclosure to maintain high visibility/security. Slim structure, simple techtonic details that allow for easy cleaning will ensure a contemporary image.

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