The world’s 10 best designed bus stations for 2016

#8 Arriva Headquarters Guimarães

bus station design Portugal

Design: RVDM Arquitectos

Location: Portugal

This bus station for public transport company Arriva looks anything but with its sleek and contemporary design.

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Designed by Ricardo Vieira de Melo of RVDM Arquitectos, the Edificios Portugueses bus station was created to assist Arriva with logistical issues it was previously experiencing.

bus station design

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Two main components make up the station and allow for a compact look while ensuring there is parking capacity for 96 buses with plenty of room to move.

bus station design

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The building is comprised of glass-lacquered walls to correlate with its surrounds and ensure sunlight can flood the interior.

Furthermore the maintenance shop is positioned to face away from neighbouring buildings to minimise noise pollution.

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