SELETAR BUS DEPOT, Singapore

Architecture

The Seletar Bus Depot is an initiative by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority to provide more bus parking and repair facilities for the new commuter bus routes. In a very subtle way, the design reflects the notion that transportation is essentially about moving people – which explains the idea of movement that unfurls across what is fundamentally a functional, utilitarian building. 

A linear ribbon of windows undulates along the pre-cast façade panels and perforated metal screens. The variation in window size and shape creates a dramatic sense of change. Here, form follows function – full height windows serve large gathering spaces like the canteen, while offices and operations have smaller windows.