The bus station is based on the idea of different wavelengths of infrared light that was discovered by a German scientist, who lived near the city, William Herschel, he discovered the planet Uranus and also the best telescope maker of his era that was became a remarkable astronomical achievement of the nineteenth century. Matthew Bedward, a founding partner of bblur, presented its projects to a bus station in Slough, England, a stunning architectural project with a main focus point using aluminum materials.
The most obvious structure is its shape which simulates two wavelights that covering more than 130m long, which includes bus parking lane, the entrance of passengers, transport exchange point, and pedestrians walkways, with all relevant safety elements, that eventually making the boundary between the station and the city.
One of the interesting things from this project is the shining roof that is obtained from wrapping aluminum shingles that makes the metallic surface has varying look depending on the light it receives.
At the end of this structure there is large room that has two floors with an area of 660m2 which accommodates cafeteria, ticket booth, restrooms, waiting rooms, driver and staff of Bus Company’s area, and the administrative office.
Slough is a small town in southern England; there are also services offices such as Nintendo, Ferrari, Maserati and others. The main motivation of building this architecture is an opportunity to significantly increase that can be absorbed by pedestrians between the bus station and the city, and contribute to Slough society a certain aesthetic elements and stunning.
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