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5 Ideas to Transform Preston Bus Station into New Youth Center

5 Ideas to Transform Preston Bus Station into New Youth Center
5 Ideas to Transform Preston Bus Station into New Youth Center, © Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects, together with the Lancashire City Council, has unveiled five proposals seeking to transform the once at-risk Preston Bus Station into a new public space and youth center. Each design was selected from 100 entries submitted via an international design competition focused on preserving the historic structure's Brutalist nature.

The anticipated £13 million plan is a major step forwarded considering the 1960s station, now a Grade II listed building, was recently slated for demolition. The adaptive reuse efforts are a result of a successful, international preservation campaign that secured a second life for the iconic structure.

Now, Lancashire wants your help. View all 5 unanimous proposals (below), and vote for your favorite!

Design 1

© Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council
© Design 1; Lancashire County Council

Design 2

© Design 2; Lancashire County Council
© Design 2; Lancashire County Council
© Design 2; Lancashire County Council
© Design 2; Lancashire County Council
© Design 2; Lancashire County Council
© Design 2; Lancashire County Council

Design 3

© Design 3; Lancashire County Council
© Design 3; Lancashire County Council
© Design 3; Lancashire County Council
© Design 3; Lancashire County Council
© Design 3; Lancashire County Council
© Design 3; Lancashire County Council

Design 4

© Design 4; Lancashire County Council
© Design 4; Lancashire County Council
© Design 4; Lancashire County Council
© Design 4; Lancashire County Council
© Design 4; Lancashire County Council
© Design 4; Lancashire County Council

Design 5

© Design 5; Lancashire County Council
© Design 5; Lancashire County Council
© Design 5; Lancashire County Council
© Design 5; Lancashire County Council
© Design 5; Lancashire County Council
© Design 5; Lancashire County Council

Public voting closes Tuesday, July 21. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "5 Ideas to Transform Preston Bus Station into New Youth Center" 16 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770385/5-proposals-to-transform-preston-bus-station-into-new-youth-center/> ISSN 0719-8884
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