AFA JCDecaux began their business in Denmark in 1989 with a concept targeting Danish municipalities. Holscher Design won a design competition for a bus shelter which became the beginning of a continuous cooperation with AFA JCDecaux, which today includes bus shelters, info signs with city maps, billboards and rubbish bins.
The bus shelters are placed at the majority of bus stop locations in the Copenhagen metropolitan area and in various other Danish cities. Their urban design makes them suitable for all city environments and clearly indicates the location of a bus stop.
Despite the simple form of the glass shelter with a shallow curved roof supported by slender columns, the design is a complex solution to a rigorous set of requirements.
AFA JCDecaux offers free street furniture to Danish municipalities. The street furniture is funded by the advertising space integrated in the design. The company maintains and cleans the equipment, making the municipalities free to focus on other tasks.
The street furniture undergoes ongoing processes of development. The collaboration between AFA JCDecaux’s Research and Development Team and Holscher Design has led to the production of street furniture, which all has a public service function and also allows the integration of advertising that is aesthetically pleasing.
Since the early 1990s AFA JCDecaux has established themselves as the leading company in street furniture and is working with 26 of the country’s largest municipalities.
The urban design of the bus shelters clearly indicates the location of a bus stop.