The coolest bus stops in a world where want to wait for the bus forever
Bus stops are so-familiar and commonplace object, they are easy to overlook and ignore, but the design of these stops will make you not only stop, but also to stay there longer.
Website DesignCurial reviewed and evaluated hundreds of bus stops and stations around the world and has made his top 10 best for 2016. Stop evaluated on design criteria, ingenuity, and innovative ideas on how to fit the building into the surrounding landscape.
Bus stop in Norwich, United Kingdom
It is possible, the design of this stop will not find an ergonomic, yet it's worth it. The stop was designed by Michael Spicer. It is made in the form of a sheet, so that the shelter is quite a large area. The architects did a stand-alone iron awning with aluminum panels and translucent materials to cover the lobby and waiting room for passengers. The creators have taken care of natural ventilation and abundant natural light.
The bus station in Preston, United Kingdom
The embodiment of brutality late 1960s, designed by Keith Ingham and Charles Uislonom of the international architectural firm BDP. The building is characterized by a practical and elegant design. By the way, until now the station is one of the largest in Western Europe. It holds up to 1,100 cars and 80 double-decker buses. It is noteworthy that 10 years ago, the station almost demolished, but acknowledged architectural masterpiece and left alone.
Bus stop in Guimaraes, Portugal
The Portuguese bus stop was designed to help solve the "Arriva" transport company (buses stop there and where) logistical problems.
Stop accommodate 96 buses. The glass walls of the building fit perfectly into the environment and passed to abundant natural light.
The bus station at Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands
The shape is similar to the open mouth of bright orange whale.
Stop also serves as a roundabout in front of the hospital, close to where it is. The structure is the largest structure in the world of artificial materials - 50 * 10 * 5 m polystyrene and polyester plastic.
The bus stop in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The international architectural firm "Grimshaw" won the right in 2010 to design the central bus station of the city. structure functional design, refinement and pleasing to the eye. Stop has been designed so that foot traffic and transport do not overlap and freely "moved".
Bus Stop "Branden", Austria
While this design bears little resemblance to stop and hardly fulfills one of the main functions - protection from the weather, however, the design is truly outstanding. Stop resembles a real forest of thin steel rods that support the spiral staircase. Designed by designers from Fujimoto.
Bus stop in Slough, United Kingdom
the stop Architecture is a kind of tribute to the local astronomer William Herschel, who discovered in 1800 by infrared radiation.
"Wavy" design repeats of different length infrared waves. In addition to the usual infrastructure, pedestrians can enjoy a stroll under a canopy. Thanks to a smooth and shiny surface appearance of the facade of the building is constantly changing with different lighting.
The bus station Poppenbüttel, Germany
The main objective in the design of the building is a reflection of the aircraft concept.
Under the transparent roof is placed parking for eight buses and a spacious waiting room.
Bus stop in Gagra, Abkhazia
A huge wave or shell a bit like a colorful and intricate mosaics of Gaudí. Stop, designed by Zurab Tsereteli, is on the road to Abkhazia.
Bus stop in Krumbach, Austria
Stop was designed by Spanish architect Antonio García-Abril and Deborah Mesa. The design is composed of stacks of rough raw oak boards, just as it is done at the local sawmills.