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These are the most beautiful gas stations in the world

Although traditionally used for the sale of fuel and basic necessitiesfor long-distance travelers, service stations they also become an oasis and they are an opportunity for architects allow themselves the freedom to create and captivate with new proposals.

The Porto Pi gas stationbuilt in 1927 by Casto Fernandez-Shawis considered one of the pioneering works of the modern movement in Spain: functional and simple, but futuristic. Its side tower (which could function as a loudspeaker) evokes shipbuilding, while its concrete deck is reminiscent of an airplane wing. For this reason, its own creator defined it at the time as “engineering architecture without style”, with the intention of not pigeonholing itself.

Located in Vallehermoso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), it was partially demolished in 1977 with the intention of building on its site, but it was rebuilt in 1996 by Alberto Sanz Hernando.

In Copenhagen (Denmark) highlights the Skovshoved gas station, which began operating in 1936 and is still in operation. Designed by Arne Jacobsenthe outside of the building captivated by an oval mushroom-shaped construction, that offers shelter and shade during the day and that it is lit from below at night as a signal to travelers.

In 1958, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright built the RW Lindholm service station in Cloquet, Minnesota (United States), with the vision that these types of spaces would serve as a “catalyst” that would help transform American communities. A frilly copper canopy stretches over the gas pumps, which Wright intended to install as suspended from the canopy to add space, but was not allowed by local safety regulations. On September 11, 1985, the station was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural importance.



Now converted into a cultural center, the Mies van der Rohe gas station It was built in 1966 on the island of Las Monjas, Montréalwhere predominates glass and black steel in a modernist vision. It was conceived divided into two parts: one focused on car service and the other for sales.

In South America the station is remembered YPF of Buenos Airesbuilt in 1951 on the corner of Corrientes and Forest avenues (Chacarita).

Source: Eluniverso


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