The world's 10 best-designed bus stations

Poole Bus Station

Design: Penson Architects

Location: UK

Poole Bus Station - Redevelopment, Dorset, England

Photo: Penson

The 40-year-old Wilts & Dorset Poole Bus Station, renovated by Penson Architects, resembles a living dream. It a giant mural, based on views of various local activities, such as wind-surfing which gives the appearance of a huge piece of glass reflecting the station activities below.

Poole Bus Station - Redevelopment, Dorset, England

Photo: Penson

With exquisite lighting, the building includes an outdoor corridor leading to bus departure points as well as the shopping centre.

Poole Bus Station - Redevelopment, Dorset, England

Photo: Penson

Moving beneath the mural, different textures, shapes and patterns materialise to form larger diverse elements that takes visitors by surprise.

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