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The stop was created by urban designer Marc Aurel. It has bar-style tables built around existing trees, seating facilites, and a number of information screens. The station has a total floor area of 85m˛, of which some 35m˛ is under cover. The space is large enough to facilitate the use of the services without impeding the free circulation of users. It is accessible to users in wheelchairs.
The main wall of the station is made of decorative urban glass, which is heated when external temperatures drop to provide some warmth to the passengers. Stylized bench seats use metal and tiling, and lighting is adjusted according to the time of day. The station also has an audio environment that does not use loudspeakers. Sound is transmitted through the glass walls themselves, producing sound by resonance that is limited to the immediate environment of the station. A musical jingle is played when a bus is approaching. Part of the platform is intended to be used by mobile retailers such as coffee carts, with offerings suited to each period of the day.
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