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New York Architect wins competition to modernize famed Brutalist bus station in Britain

New York Architect wins competition to modernize famed Brutalist bus station in Britain

John Puttick, a British architect currently practicing in New York City, has won an international competition to redesign and modernize an iconic Brutalist bus station in England.

The landmark structure in the city of Preston, Lancashire, is described by The Twentieth Century Society as “one of the most significant Brutalist buildings in the UK.” It was recently threatened with demolition but now will be saved. The structure was designed in 1968–1969 by Ove Arup & Partners with Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson of Building Design Partnership with E. H. Stazicker.

John Puttick Associates was founded in 2014 and previously Puttick established and led MAKE Architects’ Beijing and Hong Kong offices and worked for David Chipperfield Architects. He also spent a year in Houston at Acumen design studio. The design for the station was selected by RIBA in an international competition and also won a local Preston poll of citizens selecting their favorite design.


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