CEMUSA Line 1   Madrid, Spain

This interchangeable ‘kit of parts’ creates a system of street furniture that allows for flexible use, can easily adapt to new technologies and is effortlessly customised according to location.

Developed for CEMUSA (Corporación Europea de Mobiliario Urbano SA), the design draws on techniques gained through precedents, such as the International Terminal at Waterloo, and London’s Financial Times Building.

The bus shelter is primarily composed of an extruded anodised aluminium roof beam that forms the structure.

Each of the individual components for seating, waste bins, recycling points, roof panels, lighting and glazed vertical panels connects into this central backbone, which also includes provision for drainage and services.

Elements can be altered in response to local variations: in Barcelona, for example, a solid roof replaces the usual glazed panels to give sun protection.

Each shelter can be demounted and cleaned easily, and reconfigured elsewhere as demand requires. Components are made using energy efficient manufacturing processes, reflecting Grimshaw’s emphasis on sustainable design.

Location
Madrid, Spain

Project Type
Industrial Design →

Client
CEMUSA

Status
Complete

Year
1996