Only an architect sucking on the council’s tit would think a hole in a bus shelter is useful

Only an architect sucking on the council’s tit would think a hole in a bus shelter is useful:

It’s a bus shelter with a hole – a special hole designed by an architect.

After four years of planning, and $300,000 pumped into the project, Blenheim’s new bus shelter has left some people scratching their exposed heads.

A picture of the giant opening in the roof was seen by more than 200,000 people on Facebook, right across the country.

Most of the 900-plus commenters were less than impressed.

But the Marlborough District Council has leapt to the shelter’s defence.

The hole actually represents the Māori name for the Wairau Valley, Kei puta te Wairau, which means “the place with the hole in the sky” or “the place with the hole in the cloud”.

The rest of the shelter, designed by architects in Christchurch, is meant to mimic the peaks and valleys of Blenheim’s Wither Hills. It also has a space protected by reinforced glass walls.

But a council spokeswoman said the council had no plans to put up any information signs to explain the design of the shelter.

The hole also made for a good place to sit under on sunnier days, she said.

What a bunch of muppets. A hole in a bus shelter is about as useful as a fart in a lift.

 

-Fairfax


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