Bohl Bus and Tram Stop
Santiago Calatrava 1996
This shelter in the centre of St Gallen is on a
scale closer to a small station concourse than a bus stop, and is elegant in both the
esthetic and engineering senses of the word.
The back of the shelter curves behind the row of
seats, providing the spacious concourse feel, and giving the shelter a depth at the
center of nearly eight meters. A steel arch 40 meters long supports the roof above this
space, most visible from behind the shelter (see below). Cantilevers carry the glass
canopy to the edge of the pavement, nearly four meters in front of the steel arch.
Trolley buses stopping a the shelter seem a
little dwarfed by it, but the concourse space appears well used by the large numbers of
Simon Glynn 2000
How to visit
The bus and tram stop is in the center of St
Gallen, where Bohl reaches Markt Platz. This is about five minutes' walk from St Gallen's
train station; turn left out of the station and follow Bahnhofstrasse.