This is a competition about rethinking the filling station: As the automobile became a highly celebrated and desired part of western society during the first half of the 20th century, the filling station followed closely behind as the architectural counterpart of this new phenomenon that was changing the world. However, as car ownership exploded around the world, the novelty started to wear off, and filling stations were soon regarded as a source of income rather than the celebration of a bright future. The fall from grace was further solidified when it became clear just how much of a negative impact the car had on the environment. Since then, the filling station has been a neglected, yet ubiquitous part of our world. Still, as long as people travel the roads, filling stations will be needed to provide people as well as vehicles with fuel and assistance. Is there an ideal contemporary filling station, and can it be designed to last both functionally and aesthetically?
Competition Website: http://www.combocompetitions.com/