nicoll russell studios
architects + interior designers

Bringing Confidence to Public Transport



Each of our projects has sought delight in their detail, but the BCPT project took that interest to a new level. Dundee City Council was seeking to invest time, thought and money to encourage Dundonians to use public transport. The Council instilled a sense of ‘joined up’ thinking which brought about major improvements to route planning, vehicles, printed and real time information and the bus stops themselves.
These bus stops were grouped in ranks or ‘interchanges’ to better facilitate travel across the city. They were therefore considered as a group and as individual units, which were designed in detail, prototyped, then ‘rolled out’ on a production line. This approach and their intended intensive use underlined the importance of every detail, the selection of materials and the integration of electronics and graphics. The leaf like roofs appear to virtually float with little visible support, and they form planters containing trailing ivies which overhang their rims to soften their appearance and bring an element of green landscaping into the heart of the city centre.

Photography : Dundee City Council