Details

Keywords Change this

Bus Station

Project timeline

1998 – 2004

Type

Infrastructure

Location Change this

Avenida Ejido de Abajo
10190 Casar de Cáceres
Spain

Current state

Original

Architect Change this

Client Change this

Council of Housing, Urban Planning and Transport of Extremadura
www.fomento.juntaex.es/agencia/live/index.html

Partners Change this

General contractor
Grupo Empresarial Magenta

Structural engineers
Jaime Cervera Bravo

Casar de Cáceres Bus Station Change this

Casar de Cáceres, Spain
by Justo Garcia Rubio Change this
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Description Change this

In the town of Casar de Cáceres, located 10 kilometres from the capital of Cáceres, the architect Justo García Rubio planned his most audacious work: a terminal for long-distance buses featuring complex engineering and a superbly slender design.

The most characteristic element is the curved white concrete ribbon which folds in on itself and serves as a roof and as a depot for travellers and vehicles. A laminar structure resembling a sculpture, whose shape is not only designed to be aesthetically pleasing, but also functional: it expels the contamination from the buses' exhaust pipes and diverts it away from the schools flanking the station.

The result is strongly reminiscent of the soft architecture pioneered by other architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Félix Candela.

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