BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group unveils design for autonomous transportation system and world’s first Hyperloop pods and portals in Dubai, UAE just as Hyperloop One inks major deal with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.
Lately there’s a lot of talk about hyperloops, but few of these ideas seem to go beyond the infrastructure itself, asking how this unprecedented closing of distance will affect the way we live: Hyperloop Suburb by Louise Braverman.
The IJbaan is a grassroots “Amsterdammer” citizens’ initiative, snowballing from a crowdfunding campaign led by Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels started in 2015 and now supported by the Municipality of Amsterdam. Its goal is to create a new connection across the IJ by the 750th anniversary of Amsterdam in 2025.
UNStudio’s design selected as winning entry in competition for Gothenburg cable car. Proposals submitted by BIG, WilkensonEyre, White Arkitekter & Diller, Scofidio+Renfro. Kjellgren Kaminsky are the local architects, Knippers Helbig are structure + engineering advisors.
Hungerburg funicular railway design by Zaha Hadid Architects – four new stations and a cable-stayed suspension bridge over a river – celebrates its 10th anniversary. “These stations are the global benchmark for the use of double-curvature glass in construction” said the architect.
A new gateway for thousands of international cruise liner passengers, the extension to the Ocean Terminal in Harbour City, Hong Kong has opened to the public. The Ocean Terminal Extension was designed by Foster + Partners.
Design: Cooke Fawcett. The acclaimed young practice Cooke Fawcett has created a spectacular new viewing gallery and kiosk for Bold Tendencies, the arts space on the top of the now famous multi-storey car park in Peckham.
Design: Architectural design and Research Institute of SCUT. Winning the bid for Asia Game 2010 offered Guangzhou an opportunity to “upgrade the landmark”. What we decided to do was to optimize the environment with elements of artificial landscape, in order to gradually repair the public spaces.
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects. The new rail station at Napoli Afragola is designed as one of southern Italy’s key interchange stations serving four high speed intercity lines, three inter-regional lines and a local commuter line.
Ryder Architecture and Arup unveil the Northern Arc proposal in Hyperloop One Global Design Challenge. It was revealed as one of nine shortlisted routes spanning the continent as part of Hyperloop One’s global challenge, at it’s Vision for Europe summit in Amsterdam.
Design: SPARK Architects. Gateway One Shekou project to this mail. It is a 71,600-sqm mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants and already opens for business now
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announce that Blackburn Bus Station building by Captia is shortlisted for prestigious RIBA North West award.
Design: cepezed, architects. The Station district in Utrecht has been undergoing a real metamorphosis since some years. Between all the new buildings, conversions and renovations, the Moreelsebrug has also been realized recently.
Design: Wiel Arets Architects. The IJhal is a recently completed pedestrian passageway situated within Amsterdam’s central train station, on its the northern, waterside–which abuts the river it’s named for, the IJ.
Design: Marte.Marte Architekten. Four different building parts around the central fuel station and three salt silos, simple and elegant blocks, are arranged around a courtyard. A single continuous eaves line connects all the parts of the building.
First major expansion of New York City subway system in nearly a century, with three new station buildings, plus one upgraded station. The AECOM-Arup joint venture provided full engineering and architectural services for Phase 1 of the US$4.451 billion landmark project.
Located in front of the Sanya High-speed Railway Station, Sanya Integrated Commercial and Transportation Hub is a mixed-use tourist information point and transportation hub.
Departures from the Norm – The World’s Most Spectacular Train Stations
Rail travel typically only starts to become an experience during the journey itself. Sometimes, though, the adventure begins before even leaving the platform.