The most beautiful bus stops around the worldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-most-beautiful-bus-stops-around-the-world
Most of us are used to seeing bus stops as small and inconspicuous, and some of us are also covered in rubbish and dirt. But the stops from this selection you would definitely never be able to pass by because these are not just places for waiting for transport, but real works of art…
1. Bus station near Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands
This building is the largest building in the world made of artificial materials. The huge orange bus stop is constructed from Styrofoam and polyester plastic and measures 50 x 10 x 5m.
2. From a distance, the shape of the bus stop is a bit like a huge orange whale.
3. Bus stop in Slough, UK
This building, with its architecture, is intended to recall the local astronomer William Herschel, who discovered infrared radiation in 1800.
4. The "wavy" design of this stop follows the different wavelengths of infrared radiation. While waiting for the bus, passengers can enjoy a walk under a special canopy, which constantly changes its appearance under different lighting conditions. Fiction!
5. The bus station in Preston, UK
This building has a practical and perfectionist design. By the way, this station is still one of the largest in Western Europe and can accommodate up to 1,100 cars and 80 double-decker buses.
6. Bus stop in Stoke-on-Trent, UK
This is the central stop of the city, which was designed by Grimshaw in 2010. The design of such a stop turned out to be comfortable, concise, and pleasing to the eye. The stop was specially designed so that the flow of people and cars did not intersect and everyone could move freely.
7. Bus stop in Guimarães, Portugal
This bus stop in the Portuguese city was also designed to relieve the flow of people and cars and solve the logistical problem that existed at the time of construction.
8. The stop is able to fit 96 buses, and its design and chic glass walls fit perfectly into the city's environment and let in light during the day.
9. Bus stop "Branden", Austria
Of course, this stop is unlikely to fulfill its main function and protect passengers from rain and bad weather, but its appearance is truly mesmerizing. The design of the stop resembles a real forest of thin "trunks" that support the stairs to the top.
10. Bus stop in Norwich, UK
This bus stop was designed by Michael Spicer and is shaped like a leaf that literally covers a large area. In addition, when developing this design, the engineers also took care of natural ventilation and an excess of daylight, which is no less important!
11. Poppenbüttel bus station, Germany
Of course, this is not exactly a stop, but rather a station, but its design is also unique, which is why it ended up in this collection. The main goal of this building is to reflect the concept of the ship, and it seems that the planners and designers succeeded in this!
12. This is what the station looks like from the inside. This station has parking for eight buses and a waiting room.
13. Bus stop in Krumbach, Austria
This stop reflected the main occupation of the area. Stacked oak boards perfectly demonstrate the work of local sawmills.
14. Bus stop in Gagra, Abkhazia
This stop is perhaps the most luxurious and unusual of all. It is built in the shape of a shell, lined with bright Gaudí mosaics. The stop, designed by Zurab Tsereteli, is located on the road to Abkhazia.