The Anonymous Widower


The Bilbao Metro was designed by Foster and Partners.

Under Design, Wikipedia says this about access to the Metro.

Access to the metro is provided by ‘fosteritos’, glass structures affectionately named after the architect who designed them, Norman Foster. These modern-looking tunnels stand attractive alongside the modern and innovative interior of the stations.

These pictures show some of the fosteritos.

Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road station has two square glass structures over the entrances in front of Centre Point.

I wrote about the first in Tottenham Court Road Station Gains A Giant Fosterito. Here’s a picture taken soon after one opened.

It is such a simple idea, I wonder why we don’t see more fosteritos all over the world.



January 17, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


  1. […] There would be lots of entrances facing in all directions. Think fosteritos! […]

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  2. […] Crossrail 2 needs to find itself a modern extension of London Transport’s philosophy. They might perhaps start by stealing and Londonising the Bilbao’s fosteritos. […]

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  3. […] we need our own versions of these distinctive fosteritos to access the Crossrail 2 station from the […]

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  4. […] surface buildings much like the fosteritos of the Bilbao […]

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  5. They look good, and must improve public safety because they are transparent, I am assuming that in 21st Century they can produce unbreakable, unmeltable, nonflammable material to use.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 17, 2018 | Reply

    • They’re glass on a steel or aluminium frame. I would suspect they could be built with a built-in security barrier to protect entries to subways and stations.

      Comment by AnonW | January 17, 2018 | Reply

  6. […] the surface the entrance could be covered with a fosterito or some other similar […]

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