A new bus station has been designed adjacent to Hengelo central railway station, and the entire station area has been redesigned. The station, by architect Schelling, is a special listed building from the post-war reconstruction period. The architectural characteristics of clean concrete, awnings and colonnades have been redeployed in the new bus station design. Both stations together form an orderly whole with an urban atmosphere and optimum comfort for travellers.
Hengelo central railway station and the adjacent bus station are the central public transport hub of the city. The area is an important link between the city centre on the north side and the ‘Hart van Zuid’ on the former Stork grounds to the south of the railway. During this renovation, the railway station, designed by Master Railway Builder Schelling as one of a series of new station buildings just after World War II, was retained as a monument to the post-war reconstruction period.
The rhythm of the columns of the station awning has been continued in the concrete awning of the bus station. However, because the new roof is rounded and the concrete columns are shaped differently, the contemporary bus station is yet distinct from the listed railway station.