Makes a brilliant case for the value of beautiful design and aesthetics
TfL architects for Transport for London
Contract value: £2.17m
This is a charming and creative building made possible by a young and ambitious client representative and in-house architect team. It is a first building in what the jury hopes will be a continuing programme to improve the quality of bus stations across London. It makes a brilliant case for the value of beautiful design and aesthetics on even small-scale transport infrastructure.
The architect who designed the project trained at Herzog & de Meuron and brings an ambition for a bus station as an arts pavilion. Vernacular detailing uses brick, timber, Corten and planting, to soften an exceptionally robust piece of architecture. A bright bus-drivers’ first-floor staff room, surrounded by large windows onto the street below, provides a calm and dignified facility for workers. De-cluttering and signage has been very carefully considered.
Regional Project Architect of the Year – Martin Eriksson