Road Meets Building in the Ultimate Mashup

Road Meets Building in the Ultimate Mashup
Design
Allison Mooney
  • 17 july 2008

In the beginning, there was the road. Then it was paved. Then it made music. Now, it makes buildings.

The Thiais RATP Bus Center by French architects ECDM is made of Ductal, a flexible high-performance concrete, which is used to cover the building as well as the surrounding ground. The result is a structure that looks as though it is rising out of the road. The raised pattern of the Ductal is rather Lego-like, and the primary colors detailing the building enhance the effect.

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