Wednesday, 23. July 2014
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Waiting for the bus will never be boring again for residents of this Austrian town after international architects responded to a request for some new designs with a creative touch.
Krumbach, a market town in Lower Austria with a population of less than 1,000, approached seven architects from around the world with the offer of a free holiday to the picturesque town in return for an unique design for the public transport shelters.
Designs were submitted last year and construction began in the summertime with local builders and tradesmen working on the job. Now, the bus stop have all been erected and Krumbach town officials are hoping the incredible looking designs will put the town on the map - at least with architecture tourists.
Run by the local cultural organisation, kulture krumbach, the stops include features such as a spiral staircase, bird houses, a wooden forest, and even a private viewing box for the local tennis courts.
Some of the architects behind the designs inlcude Japan's Sou Fujimoto, China's Wang Shu, and Chile's Smikjan Radic.
Verena Konrad, Director of Austria's Vorarlberg Architecture Institute, described this initiative as a "successful connection of infrastructure and mobility for the rural area."
To find out more and the location of the bus stops visit http://www.kulturkrumbach.at/
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