A Danish designer has created this futuristic bus stop in Copenhagen, a design feat that’s captivated his neighbors.
The Danish architect, Jakob Sørensen, who moonlights as a digital artist, tells Yachting magazine the building would be his “office and community project,” representing “the tremendous progress in transportation and the new era of liveable cities.”
Sørensen, who has a degree in architecture from the Copenhagen Institute of Design, tells Architectural Record that he first noticed the design of the Metro Bus stop in autumn 2009, when he was still working as a student.
At the time, it had to contain a group of students, but the 35-foot-high structure didn’t fit their needs. “You can’t fit a lot of students and faculty inside that. It was very tidy, but I wanted it to be stunning and larger,” Sørensen tells Architectural Record.
He wanted to build something “completely unaffordable,” Sørensen tells Architectural Record, “but also completely accessible and inexpensive and accommodating. As a result I figured that bus stops like that are what the city is all about.”
His design site , Wesseltet , uses the letters to display subway names and fares when connecting to different routes — Sørensen describes it as “Tuesdays & Wednesdays have De Boer Square, Saturdays & Sundays have Voltron Square and so on.”
Copenhagen’s Metro makes us all aware that the term transit-oriented development is no longer reserved for the world’s cities in the United States.
Please, let us all take this inspiration!