This Looks Like An Ordinary Bus… But It’s About To Be Transformed Into Something Unexpected.
Decommissioned city buses will serve a new purpose to the public in Hawaii. Instead of being sold for parts when they are no longer needed, the vehicles will help their most vulnerable citizens, the homeless. The architecture firm Group 70 International plans on creating a fleet of buses with a specific function: to give the folks who need a helping hand, a place to call home. Each bus will serve a different purpose: sleeping, bathrooms with showers and recreational facilities.
Ma Ry Kim, Design Director for Group 70, said the cost and labor to repurpose the old buses is expected to come from donations and volunteers. "The entire design is based on the premise that you could walk in to a hardware store, buy everything you need in one go and build everything with no trade skills," she said.
Two buses are expected to be completed by the summer with the remaining three to be ready by the end of the year.
To assist the homeless population in Hawaii, old buses will be repurposed.
Group 70 International intends to do more with the vehicles than just providing a place to sleep.
A mobile health facility and an art venue is also being considered.
The converted buses will feature different amenities for the homeless including showers and recreational areas.
The repurposing project will take a considerable amount of donated resources and volunteered time.
A prototype, pictured here, will blend seamlessly with area businesses and environment.
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Source: Hawaii News Now