Architecture Competition to Redesign a Service Station: Overhaul – Designing service stations of tomorrow
The population is directly proportional to the number of vehicles on the road. In lieu, city fabrics are being designed to facilitate vehicular circulation. They also contribute significantly to increased density and pollution. Alternatives like electric, hybrid, autonomous cars and public mobility are being implemented to displace the traditional prototype. BCG, a global consulting firm reports that If fuel retailers don’t adjust their model, it will render 45%-60% of service stations unprofitable by 2035. Many lack a convenience store component and therefore depend completely on fuel sales.
Stations can no longer be dependent on their service of pumping fuel to earn commerce. To be profitable, it needs to open to other avenues. Recently, Elon Musk floated the idea of building retro drive cinemas at Tesla charging points. Intent to holistically integrate the public and provide services for all possible modes of transit. Equally, embrace user experience as well as commerce.
To be announced.