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Station of Being
by Rombout Frieling Lab and Research Institute of Sweden

Samuel Pettersson

The Station of Being is a new model bus station designed to upgrade the experience of taking electric buses in Umeå, Sweden.

To achieve this, the smart station senses buses on approach, and informs passengers using signatures of sounds and lighting, distinct for every bus line.

In this manner, passengers no longer have to be on the lookout for their bus; they can relax instead. Specially developed wooden pods keep passengers out of the wind and provide privacy. Since completion, the number of passengers has increased over 40 percent.


This project has been longlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Rombout Frieling Lab and Research Institute of Sweden
Project: Station of Being

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