Early into the introduction of 3D printing, China has set itself apart as an innovator, creating everything from architectural prototypes to vehicle—now, Shanghai, China is home to the world's first 3D-printed city bus shelter.
The structure for the Fengjing Line 4 bus service was created using technology from WinSun Construction Technologies, a company that is at the forefront of additive manufacturing in the country.
The 3D-printed bus station features a closed-loop design that offers shelter to those who wait underneath. When viewed closely, the structure shows off its original ink marks, allowing observers to see just how it was created with 3D printing, layer by layer. The dark and distinctive gray color of the structure comes from the use of environmentally friendly recycled materials from demolitions.