This pavilion serves as a staff facility for the Town of Oakville's public transit bus system to provide a place for rest and refreshment for its bus drivers. The design is inspired by movement and speed. The pavilion is angular in plan and section and is intended to evoke the image of a fast moving bus.
The building is situated on a small vacant parcel of land encircled by a paved surface bus stop area behind a newly built big box mall. The building is conceived of as a beacon to the lackluster surroundings by introducing the striking triangular, elongated, angular and colorful pavilion. The pavilion serves a dual role, both as a private facility for transit staff only and at the same time as a sculptural piece located within an open public space that presents itself at the intersection of crossing pedestrian paths. Pit Stop is 124m2 and includes an outdoor area that contains a heating and cooling unit.
Town of Oakville
Arborist, Kuntz Forestry Consulting Inc.
Civil Engineer, Sabourin Kimble & Associates
General Contractor, Bemocon Contracting Ltd.
Landscape Architect, Mep Design Inc.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, LKM Division of SNC Lavalin
Site Surveyor, MMM Group Municipal Engineering
Structural Engineer, Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.