OmniPlan, a community-driven architecture group, is focusing on creating a strong and recognizable design for FD19. “We want to create something visually appealing,” says Eddie Fortuna, team leader of the group. Moving away from the typical bench or an unnoticeable sign that represents a bus stop, this team wants to digitally fabricate a space that allows the aesthetics to speak for themselves, hopefully inspiring passersby to reconsider public spaces and the benefits of alternative design options.
Whether they take home the victory or not, the team wants to create a bus stop model that is scalable with the potential to be actually implemented within a city’s landscape. Therefore, their design will be as realistic to construct as it is visually appealing. Team OmniPlan hopes their design will inspire cities that rely on automobiles, such as Dallas, to explore other forms of public transit. This gateway that can allow passengers to share an experience and celebrate their urban environment through a space that is purposeful and pleasing.
Team OmniPlan is composed of six designers from all around the office. Because they often work on separate projects, FD19 has become the perfect opportunity for the designers to unite and combine their varied experiences to bring about fresh ideas that meet their design goals. They are excited to participate in the competition and have high hopes that their bus stop model can one day serve as an asset to Dallas and beyond.
See OmniPlan’s ideas come to life by joining us on May 4 from 6-9 pm in front of the Better Block’s Dallas office (700 West Davis) while enjoying music and vendors.
FD19 is made possible by the following sponsors: Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects, Downwinders at Risk, OmniPlan, Craig Schenkel Properties, 3Headed Monster, and Oddfellows.