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BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects

A year in the making, Krumbach in Austria has unveiled seven eye-catching bus shelters which have turned the world's gaze on the tiny village. Designed by internationally renowned architects such as Wang Shu, Sou Fujimoto and Smiljan Radic, who worked in collaboration with local architects and craftsmen, the whimsical structures will put the village of 1000 residents on the map.

Curator Dietmar Steiner praised the commitment of those involved, saying "the entire project succeeded because it was supported in the most generous fashion by more than 200 people." This included the architects, who took up their projects for little more than a free holiday in the area and the chance to engage in an unusual challenge. However, BUS:STOP was not merely a vanity project: Verena Konrad, Director of vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, noted that the project was important for "the successful connection of infrastructure and mobility for the rural area."

See images of all 7 shelters after the break

Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Alexander Brodsky

Alexander Brodsky’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Alexander Brodsky’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Alexander Brodsky’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Alexander Brodsky’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Ensamble Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Ensamble Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Ensamble Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Smiljan Radic

Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu)

Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Cite:Rory Stott. "BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects" 15 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/506961/bus-stop-unveils-7-unusual-bus-shelters-by-world-class-architects/>