Reinvented Bus Stops By World Renowned Architects

Renowned architects from all over the world were invited to design bus stops in the Austrian village of Krumbach in exchange for a free holiday there.

“The aim of this project is to link design achievements of international architecture with the know-how and skills of local handcraft-based businesses.”The project, entitled Bus:Stop, allowed the village to be able to enjoy waiting for buses at these exceptional bus stops designed by the likes of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, Chinese architect Wang Shu, Belgium’s Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu studio and Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. “The aim of this project is to link design achievements of international architecture with the know-how and skills of local handcraft-based businesses in the Bregenzerwald,” explained the project’s instigators in an interview. “This is made possible by involving regional architects as a kind of mediator between ‘foreign’ creative work and the abilities of our craftspeople.”

bus Stop Krumbach, Glatzegg
bus Stop Krumbach, Glatzegg

Glatzegg bus stop by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu of Amateur Architecture Studio

Bus Stop Krumbach, Oberkrumbach
Bus Stop Krumbach, Oberkrumbach
Bus Stop Krumbach, Oberkrumbach

Oberkrumbach bus stop by Alexander Brodsky

Bus Stop Krumbach, Bränden
Bus Stop Krumbach, Bränden
Bus Stop Krumbach, Bränden

Bränden bus stop by Sou Fujimoto

Bus Stop Krumbach, Kressbad
Bus Stop Krumbach, Kressbad

Kressbad bus stop by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Bus Stop Krumbach, Unterkrumbach Süd
Bus Stop Krumbach, Unterkrumbach Süd
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Unterkrumbach Süd bus stop by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Bus Stop Krumbach, Zwing
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Zwing bus stop by Smiljan Radić

Bus Stop Krumbach, Unterkrumbach Nord
Bus Stop Krumbach, Unterkrumbach Nord

Unterkrumbach Nord bus stop by Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio

All images © Adolf Bereuter

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