Transport and Infrastructures

Bom Sucesso

Porto, Portugal

  • Year: 2000
  • Client: Câmara Municipal do Porto
  • Area: 12.000 m² (129.166,90 ft²)
  • Bus capacity: 6
  • Commercial spaces: 5
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Category: Transport and Infrastructures

Developed within the context of the subway network implementation in Porto city, the county created a set of public transport interfaces, so as to concentrate a set of bus stops in strategic locations of the city. The project aimed at building a covered space for public transport users, as well as redesigning the public space near the Bom Sucesso market.

It was decided to design a metal structure - with six meters high – covered with tempered silk-screen printed glass in order to allow a controlled natural light for the whole space, as well as endowing the building with a luminous and salubrious character.

This intervention allowed the obvious improvement in buses' waiting conditions, the upgrading of freight and unloading areas of the market, and the creation of an access to the garages located at the rear of a residential building facing Júlio Dinis street.