Bengaluru Station

Bengaluru railway station seating
  • Customer Bengaluru Station
  • Architect Green Furniture Concept & Spaceworks Solutions
  • Year 2022
  • Location Bengaluru, India
The passengers are clicking selfies sitting on the new furniture. Railways have changed.
Satisfied passenger

The managing director of the Indian Railway Stations Development Cooperation, IRSDC, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, and the Green founder Johan Berhin was in a panel on Passenger Experience at the InnoMetro Summit 2021.
After the panel, they continued the discussion in the green room and decided to do a Green pilot installation at Bengaluru Central Station to create a modern, sustainable station experience.

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trees planted thanks to this project

Bengaluru station

The challenge

The railways in India are for the people and are used more than anywhere on the planet. Today, people spend their time waiting on the floor or on scarce metal benches, which is not optimal for the passengers or the surrounding business.
A significant investment plan has been launched across the country to increase the passenger experience, encouraging more people to choose the train over flying for long-distance travel.
How can this significant change be made visible to the passengers in a way that they feel that “wow, Indian Railways have become so nice?”

The Green solution

The start of modern railway station revolution began at Bengaluru station. The installation of Green’s placemaking seating, Nova C, increased seating by 30-50%, introducing a more welcoming atmosphere with seating that goes with the building, increasing the quality of stay for travelers and visitors.

The start of a modern railway station revolution began at Bengaluru station. Green’s placemaking seating installation, the modular Nova C series, has created a welcoming atmosphere and radically improved the waiting experience. The seamless seating has been configured in line with the building and the large flow of people, increasing the seating capacity manifold.

The Nova C series generally increase the seating capacity by 30-50% compared to traditional seats on a beam. Still, the capacity effect is often even larger as seating can also be placed in new places without interfering with ped flow. See a great example of an almost tripled seating capacity at London Victoria Station.

The result

Bengaluru station

Before Green placemaking

There was a big and empty space where the visitors just walked through to get to the train. No where to sit left people sitting on the floor.

Bengaluru station

Design concept

Choosing a colour and shape that fits with the building. Creating an inviting place without blocking the traffic flow for efficiency in crowded hours.

Bengaluru railway station

Modular solution to fit the building

Transformation into a modern railway station, and with the modular concept, we worked with the architecture of the "old" building, keeping the history alive. The visitors love it, and people can now sit and enjoy the waiting time, with space for luggage, food, and charging devices. Green's solution brings 30-50% more seating capacity than traditional seating.

Nova C made it to Bengaluru station, India!

This video by our partner Spaceworks creations shows the whole process from arrival to a finished configuration and how easy it is to move around, change, and fit it according to your needs.

Products in this project

Modules

Nova C Back 100

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Nova C Back 150

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Nova C Back Convex 30°

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Nova C Back Convex 45°

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Nova C Back Convex 90°

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Nova C Back Concave 30°

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Nova C Back Concave 45°

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Nova C Back Concave 60°

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Nova C Back Concave 90°

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Nova C Back S-Curve L

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Nova C Back S-Curve R

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Nova C Back Endpiece L

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Nova C Back Endpiece R

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Nova C Back Endpiece Corner

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Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Back Armrest

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Nova C FB Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C FB Armrest w/Charger

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Rib Charger

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Nova C Divider

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Nova C Divider Concave

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Nova C Divider Convex

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Configurations

Nova C Back Straight

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Nova C Back Donut

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Nova C Back Circle

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Nova C Back Bracket Convex

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Nova C Back Bracket Concave

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Nova C Back Omega

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Nova C Back Wiggly

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Nova C Back Tilde

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Nova C Back Ondular

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Nova C Back Infinity

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Nova C Back Stadium

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Nova C Bowtie

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 4 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Large

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Nova C Fidget Small

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Nova C Fidget

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Nova C Eye

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Nova C Droplet

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Nova C T-Connection

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Modules

Nova C Double Back 100

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Nova C Double Back 150

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Nova C Double Back 30°

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Nova C Double Back 45°

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Nova C Double Back Endpiece

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Add-ons

Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Back Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C FB Armrest

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Nova C FB Armrest w/Charger

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C Double Back Endpiece Cover w/Charger

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Nova C Double B2B Cover

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Nova C Rib Charger

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Configurations

Nova C Double Back Straight

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Nova C Double Back Wiggly

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Nova C Double Back Tilde

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Nova C Double Back Ondular

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Nova C Double Back Bracket

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Nova C Double Back Omega

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Nova C Crossroad 4 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Large

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