Designed by the Polish architectural firm Tremend in Lublin, a bus station combines aesthetics with climate solutions. The project will be made of a material capable of purifying the pollution clouds. An example to follow at home.
Smog, noise, lack of water, excessive energy consumption… These are the problems that city dwellers are increasingly facing. How do we fight them? This challenge was taken up by the architects of studio Tremend, who designed an integrated metropolitan intermodal station in an ecological spirit. Their idea: to capture the ambient pollution with buildings.
Green roofs and green walls have become almost a classic in this area, because of their ability to capture ambient carbon dioxide. But the strength of the project lies in a special material: titanium dioxide which, when exposed to light, purifies the clouds of pollution (the famous smog). To reduce its carbon footprint, the bus station is also equipped with LED lights and a geothermal heating station. It will even be able to create a micro-climate, thanks to a rainwater collection system. On the aesthetic side, the vaults of the building were drawn in the image of trees… rather rare on motorway break areas.
Nominated for the “World Building of the Year”
Originating in Warsaw, the architect’s firm Tremend is renowned for its achievements and surprise with their creative and playful solutions, but also with their particular care given to the environment. The architects like to use old objects or recycled materials which they give a new life and always use a lot of natural greenery. Their station concept was noticed by the jury of one of the most prestigious architectural competitions in the world: the World Building of the Year. Verdict in December. The construction of the station will take two years.
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