The world's 10 best-designed bus stations

Vauxhall Bus Station

Design: Arup Associates

Location: London

Vauxhall bus station, London by Arup

Photo: Christian Richters

Completed in 2005 as part of the regeneration of this previously rundown area of south London, Vauxhall bus station still looks bold and ultra modern with its ski-slope curves rendered in stainless steel.

Vauxhall bus station, London

Photo: Christian Richters

But this bold, modernist form also has function: the roof is studded with photovoltaic cells, which help power the lights in the bus station. The streamlined structure, whose shape was inspired by the lines on London Tube and bus maps, is also designed to be easy to keep clean.

Vauxhall bus station, London

Photo: Christian Richters

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