Design contest initiated by Boris Johnson, mayor of London: Design the successor to the legendary red double-decker bus.
- 5e plaats uit 225 inzendingen
- Client: Transport for London
The judges said:
“This bold and striking design from Belgian designers Alexander Crolla and Pieter Lasage caught our attention with an entry that broke the mould of traditional bus styling and that of the Routemaster itself. Unusual design elements include the use of a twin rear-axle arrangement with smaller wheels, the large windows to the lower deck, and an interesting air cooling distribution system. This allows for a particularly low and fully-flat floor, ideal for accessibility. Another notable difference from other entries is its notion of a six-wheel drive and steering arrangement. The design is for an 11-metre long bus with twin staircases but with greater capacity than its counterparts with space for 105 passengers.”
"We ended fifth, out of 225 contenders from around the world, and were the first and only international (non-British) winner.”