Stratford Bus Interchange, London

Architen Landrell
Date Built
beside Stratford Railway Station
Architen Landrell were the creators of this exotic looking canopy for the bus interchange in Stratford.  They explain that the, "... local authorities decided to take a brave step and turn their ageing and dull transport terminal into a forward-thinking and desirable place to wait for a bus. Designers approached Architen Landrell to come up with an idea which would enliven the station but also keep passengers protected from the erratic British weather."

"To add to the atmosphere Architen Landrell was also asked to incorporate lighting within the overall design. Each inverted conic is individually up lit using spotlights to turn the everyday location of a bus station into a landmark feature that the local authority could be proud of.  This elegant transport hub provides an excellent example of the durability of Teflon fabrics appearance, even in a traffic-heavy inner city environment. The structure remains clean and bright after more than a decade of urban exposure to pollution and diesel emissions."