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Casar de Cáceres bus station

  • View of the bus station. Casar de Cáceres © Diputación de Cáceres. Photo: Juan Díaz Bernardo

    View of the bus station. Casar de Cáceres © Diputación de Cáceres. Photo: Juan Díaz Bernardo

  

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Architecture and civil engineering

Date

2004

Artist

Justo García Rubio

Style

Contemporary
Casar de Cáceres
Cáceres, Extremadura
Cáceres

State-of-the art engineering and contemporary artistic design at the service of people. Or how a simple bus station can also be conceived as an elegant work of art.

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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