A new, experimental bus station, designed for arctic conditions, has been opened in Umeå to coincide with the EU’s Arctic Forum on the 2nd of October. The bus station is christened the “Station of being” – a place where travelers can “just be”, aimed at transforming a cold and boring wait into an unexpected, pleasant break. The “Station of being” is designed by RISE (Sweden) and Rombout Frieling Lab (The Netherlands).
[A Station of being. Fotograf Samuel Pettersson]
The municipality of Umeå is involved in several sustainability projects, one of which is aimed at promoting travelling in a