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In an effort to bolster tourism, officials from the Austrian village of Krumbach — population 1,000 — asked seven internationally renowned architects to design bus stops in exchange for a free holiday to their tiny town.

And, of course, every one of the designers agreed.

The BUS:STOP project launched in early 2013, and construction wrapped up on each of the seven shelters earlier this month. Below are images of the completed structures accompanied by the names of the architects or design firms who created them.

Ensamble Studio (Spain)

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Sou Fujimoto (Japan)

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Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Norway)

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Smiljan Radic (Chile)

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Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Belgium)

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Alexander Brodsky (Russia)

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Wang Shu (China)

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