Nils Ericson Terminalen, Göteborg
Architect: Nils Torp
Built in: 1996
The Nils Ericson Terminal is a major bus terminus in Gothenburg, placed in the city centre just next to Gothenburg Central Station and named after Nils Ericson, a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer. The bus terminal uses the modern system where buses arrive at gates and the passengers enter the buses directly from the air-conditioned terminal, much like in modern airports.
The terminal was designed by the Norwegian architect, Nils Torp, and received the national Kasper Salin Prize in 1996.
The Kasper Salin Prize (Swedish Kasper Salinpriset) is a prize awarded annually by the Swedish Association of Architects to a Swedish building or building project of high architectural standard. It has been awarded since 1962 and was founded with money from a donation by the city architect of Stockholm Kasper Salin (1856-1919). It is considered the most prestigious architectural prize in Sweden.