Public transportation doesn't have to be dull and monochromatic and nothing demonstrates that more clearly than this awesome set of photographs. We put together a collection of 14 subways around the world that definitely deserve your attention. Sometimes bright and wacky, and sometimes featuring incredible works of contemporary and ancient art, these are the kinds of subways that can put a little step n' color into your daily commute.
Some of our favorites include the Drassanes Station in Barcelona, which was given a swanky facelift by ON-A Architects and the incredible Stocholm Tunnelbana in Sweden. The latter used the bedrock as a unique medium for public art, instead of covering up, and features a total of 140 artists throughout their network of 100 stations.
Spain’s Nuevos Ministerios features giant eyes that appear to peer down on would-be transgressors, somewhat different than the red eyes of rats that emerge from beneath the streets of Manhattan, while Munich’s U-Bahn just makes you want to do a happy rainbow dance. This is what sustainability is all about: creating positive solutions that will be good for the long haul.
Via Web Urbanist