The world's 10 best-designed bus stations

Bus station, Thiais

Design: ECDM

Location: France

Bus station, Thiais

Photo: Benoit Fougeirol

Designed by Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec, founders of ECDM, this bus station in the Paris suburb of Thiais is covered with Ductal, a high performance concrete with a raised texture that resembles the surface of Lego bricks. Bold cut-out sections in the building's otherwise monolithic facade are glazed, and these are lit up in different primary colours.

Bus station, Thiais

Photo: Benoit Fougeirol

'Our aim was to focus on the site's mineral nature and design a building that merged with and grew out of the road,' says Dominique Marrec.

Bus station, Thiais Photo: Philippe Ruault

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