These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town

Krumbach, a tiny, 1000-person village in Austrian, has some of the most avant-garde bus stops in the world. In exchange for a weeklong holiday in the village, seven architects designed bus stops that are alternately whimsical, weird, and dazzling.

Last year, the village's culture council convinced Austrian architect Dietmar Steiner to curate the bus stops. He picked seven architectural firms from as far away as Chile and Japan, and construction on all seven stops was recently completed.

You definitely won't find any of these designs in cities, where bus shelters installed by the dozen have to be, above all, practical. Out in the Austrian countryside, architects had the freedom to build the small pavilion of their dreams. They might not keep you out of the rain, but perhaps some whimsy could brighten your day. [BUS:STOP via ArchDaily]


Rintala Eggertsson Architects

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Ensamble Studio

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Sou Fujimoto

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu)

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Alexander Brodsky

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Smiljan Radic

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town


Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town

Top image by Yuri Palmin, all others by Adolf Bereuter