Synergy is composed of 3 types of steel: stainless steel, mild steel, and Corten weathering steel. These three steel alloys collaborate to make a beautiful and functional shelter. Remove one element and it loses its purpose, reflecting the importance of diversity in our culture.
The concept of the bus shelter is to celebrate the cultural and historical importance of the Morton Theater by reflecting the building’s two most dramatic distinctive architectural features.
The piece references the relationship between the shelter of a tree canopy and the shelter of our built environment. The canopy is made of six warped wall sections with attached painted aluminum panels mounted on the ceiling. The colored shapes create a quilt under which to wait for your bus.