An ingenious solution was found in Kobeřice, near the city of Brno. For this village of seven hundred inhabitants, architects at Atelier Walter designed a multifunctional wonder where you can spend your waiting time with a little sightseeing.
Atelier Walter has designed a compact bus stop that, despite its size, features a series of creative elements. The bus stop in Kobeřice has a footprint of just 5 × 2 meters, which includes both a sheltered waiting area and a viewing platform. The ingenuity of the implementation lies in its dual functionality, as it not only provides shelter from bad weather but also offers a beautiful rural panorama for those waiting. Protection, harmony with the landscape, and a sophisticated modern style were important considerations for this versatile bus shelter, resulting in the use of wood and steel elements as the dominant materials.
Of course, one might ask, why is a well-executed rural development newsworthy? First of all, because the project is an exceptional solution from an architectural point of view. Thanks to its dual function, the overcoming of spatial constraints, and the maximizing of the use of space, the structure carries the ethos of 21st-century architectural trends, which could be a prime example for other similar situations. Consequently, the creative development of a village with a population of less than 1,000 inhabitants will create new opportunities for the residents and the municipality, proving that innovative solutions and design thinking can be even more exciting beyond the city limits. According to the mayor of Kobeřic, the bus stop contributes greatly to the visual identity of the village, creates a tidier environment, and has made the village an important destination for hikers in the area.
Source: Czech Design