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Cloud-Like Canopy for Bus Station in Aarau

Design: Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

Location: Switzerland

Cloud-Like Canopy for Swiss Bus Station, Aarau   

Photo: Vehovar & Jauslin

Zurich architects Mateja Vehovar and Stefan Jauslin designed this reflective and semi-translucent, bluish ETFE canopy that reminds us of an air cushion. Hovering over the bus station, this bubble canopy features a fine print courtesy Jauslin and Paolo Monaco.

Cloud-Like Canopy for Swiss Bus Station, Aarau   

Photo: Vehovar & Jauslin

Boasting a volume of 1810 cu m, the cloud roof is one of the world's largest single-chamber membrane air cushions.

Cloud-Like Canopy for Swiss Bus Station, Aarau   

Photo: Vehovar & Jauslin

This pneumatic wonder gets recirculated air with the help of four underground 120-metre polyethylene tubes while four others carry the air back to the control unit. Quietly inclined pillars brace the canopy making it appear as light as a cloud.

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