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  7. Bus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel Architects

Bus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel Architects

  • 03:00 - 15 October, 2015
Bus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel Architects
Bus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

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  • Project Team

    Joost Vos, Saartje van der Made, Peter Alberts
  • Contractor

    Versteeg Utrecht BV
  • Structural Engineering

    Versteeg Utrecht BV
  • Mechanical Services

    NIAG (Nederlandse Installatie Advies Groep)
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© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

Text description provided by the architects. The striking white bus drivers building on the bus station at Amsterdam Central houses a workspace, pantry and a canteen for bus drivers on the first floor.

Section
Section

Because the canteen is located on this higher level the drivers have a lot of privacy, with 180 degree views of the bus platform, the river IJ and Amsterdam North. On the ground floor there is space for storage, a technical area and toilets. The bus drivers building has been built in three months.

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

The position of the building, between two glass windscreens, has largely determined the proportions of the volume. The elongated, relatively narrow building of 80 m2 has been optimized in both design and function. By placing a spiral staircase on the eastern rounded end wall, freedom for designing the layout of both storeys became possible.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Second Elevation
Second Elevation

In addition, because of the roundness and the linear character, the shape of the bus drivers building connects to the previously realized tubular supervisor building on the other side of the bus platform. The positioning of the facility areas ensures that on the ground floor the façade can be closed and can be made graffiti resistant.

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

The bus drivers building has a timber frame construction and is finished on both the inside and outside with polyurea, a two-component spray that is very durable and that can be applied seamlessly.

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

By using traffic light red on the inside and white polyurea on the exterior, the building has a sleek, yet playful appearance that matches the red lettering of the bus stations’ roof.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bus Drivers Building / Benthem Crouwel Architects" 15 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775363/bus-drivers-building-benthem-crouwel-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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