• Central bus station
    Esslingen am Neckar (D)

    The bus traffic between the train station and planned square will be a cause of irritation even in future. For this reason, the train station is given a second façade to create a single structural unit out of the train station and bus station. The wall of the square becomes the fifth, horizontal roof façade, in keeping with the prominent position in the Neckartal Valley.
    While the central bus station presents as a solid structure, it overlooks the Zollberg, and looks like a thin, lightweight disc from the Neckar.

    2010 Competition

Central bus station
Esslingen am Neckar (D)

The bus traffic between the train station and planned square will be a cause of irritation even in future. For this reason, the train station is given a second façade to create a single structural unit out of the train station and bus station. The wall of the square becomes the fifth, horizontal roof façade, in keeping with the prominent position in the Neckartal Valley.
While the central bus station presents as a solid structure, it overlooks the Zollberg, and looks like a thin, lightweight disc from the Neckar.

2010 Competition