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Norway opens bus shelters design contest

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The National Association of Norwegian Architects has launched a design competition for a series of new bus stops in the country’s Nord-Jæren region

Open to architects, landscape architects, town planners and industrial designers – the contest seeks a ‘comprehensive architectural concept’ for shelters serving the district’s new bus rapid transit system.

The new bus-only ‘Bussvei 2020’ route will be built on existing sections of road in the Stavanger, Sandnes and Sola areas.

According to the contract notice: ‘The bus stops shall have a common visual expression in the form of colour, design, texture and organisation.

‘They shall have a representative and thorough theme that users shall recognise as bus lane stops. In so far as possible, the design should have local roots.’

Existing bus rapid transit systems include the pioneering RIT system in Curitiba, Brazil (pictured).

Introduced in 1974 – the network of priority bus lanes and raised, fare-collecting stations now serves 2.3 million passengers every day.

Proposals must feature platforms at least 50 metres long and 3 metres wide where passengers can purchase tickets before boarding.

A prize fund worth approximately £76,000 will be shared between the winners. Participation may be in Danish, Swedish or Norwegian.

The deadline for applications is 12noon local time on 26 February.


How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Liz Helen Rosenkilde Christensen
Competition Officials
Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund (The National Association of Norwegian Architects)
844 146 302
Josefinesgate 34
0351 Oslo

Tel: +47 51911564
Email: liz.helen.rosenkilde.christensen@vegvesen.no

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