Foster's Routemaster Design Unveiled

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 118 months ago
Foster's Routemaster Design Unveiled

120px-RM_Routemaster_profile.jpg That's it folks, your opportunity to design a new bus for London is over. The competition closed awhile back, but if you didn't get round to it, never mind, for like the poor kid ever-bested by his Competitive Dad in The Fast Show, a professional's gone and jumped in to show us how it's done. Architecture firm Foster + Partners slipped in their sleek and futuristic, yet recognisable and pleasantly curvaceous double-decker offering at the last minute. Featuring an open rear platform, a side entrance for wheelchair users, and a wraparound front with a glass-covered ceiling, the bus is certain to be a favourite. The winner will be announced next month.

Last Updated 03 October 2008