T+L Design Awards 2013
Iwan Baan - Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
London Bus, London
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Heatherwick Studio
The red double-decker bus is a symbol of London and a national icon, but with the original 1950’s and 60’s Routemaster long out of production, an icon in need of reinvention. This new diesel-hybrid bus, commissioned by the mayor, represents just that—it’s a contemporary classic. The bus has two staircases, three sets of doors, and an open platform. Inside, the lighting, colors, and materials are serene, and show off a meticulous attention to detail.