Ramallah’s bus terminal “Graduation Project”
The terminal is proposed as one of a series of bus terminals in all Palestinian cities, it’s an inter city bus terminal, connecting Ramallah city with 6 main Palestinian cities.
The main concept was to create a public node in the city, due to the location of the terminal, which was proposed form the municipality, the site is located within a multiple land use urban fabric, including the political square, the commercial centre, and a residential area. All these forces affected the main image of the project and it’s concept, where it mainly focused on creating a place for public in the city, which goes under the right of public in the city space, the site was treated as it will blend with the surrounding urban fabric, and it will connect to it, each area of the site was created in a way that interacts with the surrounding, the cultural area was connected with another cultural centre in the terminal, the residential area was connected to an open park connected with a little retail for public interaction.
The site also affected the image of the project, the form was created in a way that it goes with the levels and contour of the site, and the heights of the building varied as it becomes accessible for pedestrians and it does not affect the surrounding area.