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BUILDING
 
 
Bus Station
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DESIGNER
 
 
WilkinsonEyre
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DESCRIPTION
 
Wilkinson Eyre Bath Bus StationThe scheme, a complex transport interchange on an incredibly sensitive and tight site, is an exciting new contemporary structure, built in the centre of a World Heritage Cities in the World. Instead of trying to emulate the traditional architecture of Bath Wilkinson Eyre Architects has combined a mix of glass, steel, aluminium and stone to create a contrast to the surrounding buildings and make a composition of the new and the old.
 
The basic diagram of the scheme relocates the bus station to the same side of the street as the original Grade II* listed Bath Spa railway station by Brunel, improving the visual connection and safe interchange between the two vital transport nodes.  This connection will be completed through the introduction of a new civic plaza in the second phase of the redevelopment.
 
Wilkinson Eyre Bath Bus StationThe bus station consists of two main elements: the Passenger Concourse and the Rotunda building. The Passenger Concourse is a lightweight, glazed enclosure with seating distributed along its length, internally and externally, serving 16 bus bays. The 4 storey Rotunda, which houses the bus operator’s offices and public amenities at ground floor is clad in glass and stone with a wrap of aluminium tubes forming a veil, providing sun shading to the spaces within and reinforcing the rotunda form.
 
The bus station is the first phase of a wider project to connect the City’s bus station with its train station. The second phase will include the refurbishment of the train station and the development of a new square. The previously hidden station vaults will be opened up and refurbished, used as a public amenity to enliven the square.
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MATERIALS
 
glass, steel, aluminium, stone
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
South West
County
Somerset
Unitary authority
Bath and North East Somerset
Town
Bath
Address
Dorchester Street (St James's Parade)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Bus stations
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2009
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Charles Linn, "Bath Spa Bus Station, Bath, England. Wilkinson Eyre Architects", Architectural Record 3/2010, march 2010 [Transit Takes Off. Designs for Rail, Air, and Bus], pp. 96-97
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
16 bus bays
Floors
Rotunda 4 above ground
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STAFF
 
Project
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Ioana Marinescu
Text edited by Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Courtesy by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Wilkinson Eyre Architects Bus Station Bath



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