A cluster of concrete animal-feed silos loom over this pavilion-like bus station in western Spain, which was developed by Ismo Arquitectura to improve transport backlinks to a fortified town .
Founders of the Spanish studio/a>, Isabel Amores and Modesto García<, designed the bus station in the suburbs of Trujillo – a hilltop town in Spain’s Cáceres province. The town’s picturesque setting and medieval castle contribute to its popularity with visitors, generating the want for a bus terminal.
A concrete canopy wraps around two sides of the terminal building, which stands in a patch of scrubland on the outskirts of the town under a group of slender silos. These seem affixed to the constructing from a distance like a series of industrial chimneys.
“In this border location among countryside and city, where the urban layout has diluted to individuality, an urban prepare seeks integration by means of a cattle track and a massive green location the place the Trujillo bus station is situated,” said Amores and García.
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Angled parking bays are sheltered beneath the tilted concrete awning, which is supported by a row of concrete fins marked with green numerals.
Behind, glazed and gravel courtyards encroach into the facade of the terminal creating, allowing passengers to watch out for their bus. These inlets subdivide the concourse into a series of waiting rooms, designated for extended- or quick-distance travellers.
The positioning of the creating in between the city and the bays encourages passengers to strategy from designated paths.
“After inside the site, two distinct dimensions are established: a single, the platform for transit automobiles, and the other linked with movements of the traveller,” explained the architects.
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“Accesses are distinguished equally, so buses enter and leave by means of the organic elevation of the land, without having ramps, to interfere as little as possible,” they additional, “whilst the pedestrian entry is accessible at the leading, close to the city.”
Glossy concrete floors and glazing give the interior a polished physical appearance that contrasts with the textured concrete, gravelled courtyards and parched landscape outside.
“The concrete unifies floors, walls and ceilings, a monolithic element and defines the circulation spaces,” said the duo. “Glass physically separates spaces and closes courtyards, generating an effect of transparency.”
Concrete was also used to develop the Brutalist Preston Bus Station, which is being redeveloped by John Puttick Associates to contain a rooftop football pitch and a skate park after it was protected from demolition.
Photography is by Fernando Alda.
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