Gas Station Design – The World’s 10 Best Filling Stations for 2017

#4 A1 Gas Station

Location: San Agustin de Guadalix, Spain

Architect:  Belen Moneo & Jeff Brock

Completed: 2007

This stunning structure was constructed with the theory of landscape and motion in mind. The roof of the building is reminiscent of birds and clouds set between the sky and the earth or perhaps a moving ocean.

Courtesy of Ake Eson Lindman 

Courtesy of Moneo Brock 

Similarly to the buildings in the 40s and 50s the building is built with clean lines and modern shapes, owing to a design that will stand the test of time. The roof is made up of three curvilinear canopies and a rectilinear building which encompasses a full service restaurant as well as service station facilities.

Left, Courtesy of Moneo Brock and Right, Courtesy of Ake Eson Lindman

The foundation of the structure goes up to 15m deep, to support corten steel plates, requiring little maintenance. One of its most unique elements is its playful and contemporary character which is illustrated through the use of curved shapes that are perceived to be in constant motion encouraging the viewer’s attention to the rolling landscape ahead.

Courtesy of Ake Eson Lindman 

The aim was to create a structure in fluid motion leaving it responsive and respectful to its natural surroundings. 

Main Image courtesy of Ake Eson Lindman 

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