Architects from Tremend Studio have noted titanium dioxide’s incredible air-cleaning properties in their design of a new, eco-friendly bus station for Lublin, Poland.
Lublin’s Integrated Intermodal Metropolitan Station will be located in the middle of the city, where air pollution from smog is a growing issue. Therefore, the architects designed the building with a titanium dioxide coating, exploiting its photocatalytic properties to transform toxic fumes from the air into water and nitrates.
The building is designed with the environment in mind, using plants, recycled materials and modern technologies such as titanium dioxide to make the central bus station a welcoming, green and eco-friendly place for travelers. The building concept was shortlisted and honoured by the jury of one of the most prestigious architectural competitions – World Building of the Year.
President of Tremend Studio, architect Magdalena Fedorowicz-Boule, says: “The project is a response to problems related to environmental protection and city life, such as smog, water and energy consumption and noise. It is an image of how we perceive the role of ecology in architecture.”
Using titanium dioxide to neutralise toxic fumes is a cost-effective and attractive way to tackle smog pollution, and it is becoming a more and more popular addition to green urban architecture projects.