Uber’s structure and engineering companions have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, skyports are the areas the place individuals will be capable to board and disembark from Uber Air automobiles.
At Uber Elevate at this time, eight corporations unveiled 16 new designs for skyports. Under, you’ll discover the highest idea from a number of of them. Chances are you’ll be questioning the place you’ll discover these skyports. Nicely, Uber envisions working with actual property builders and cities to put in skyports on prime of parking garages and different underutilized constructions.
“With the first launch of Uber Air just a few short years away, this collection of Skyport Mobility Hub concepts establish a practical, sustainable vision for the infrastructure needed in the communities we plan to serve,” Uber Elevate Head of Design for Elevate John Badalamenti mentioned in an announcement. “These designs represent a synergy of purpose, orchestrating a seamless transition between ground transit like Uber Pool and eVTOL aircraft on the roof tarmac – all while contributing to the surrounding neighborhood. Architectural minds carry the responsibility to imagine the world in a way that does not exist yet and make it a reality. So this year, we invited innovative architectural firms to imagine how connected Skyport hubs could be integrated into the urban landscape of Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne.”
Known as the “Sky Loft,” this 3,700-square-meter skyport incorporates a touchdown pad, lounge, parking areas for JUMP bikes and scooters and retail. It’s designed with Melbourne, Australia in thoughts.
“While delivering an elegant and high-performance building, our design for the Sky Loft creates a compelling and seamless user experience,” Pickard Chilton principal Jon Pickard mentioned in an announcement. “The designs are sensitive to and respectful of their context while the Sky Lofts themselves are stewards of earth’s limited resources. It has been exciting to collaborate with Uber and Arup to create the Sky Loft – a realistic vision for intra-urban transportation in Melbourne.”
This idea, designed by Corgan for Dallas, Texas, incorporates eating places, grocery shops, sports activities courts and co-working areas. The design additionally takes into consideration room for bike and scooter-share providers.
“In prioritizing feasibility, Corgan saw that mass adoption of this emerging modality would require evolving traditional notions of connectivity,” Corgan principal John Trupiano mentioned in an announcement. “A scalable design that seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure and considers its environmental impact, our design is comprised of a kit of parts that can be customized for a variety of budgets and locations—adding popular amenities and creating a lifestyle of aerial mobility and connectivity.”
In Los Angeles, agency Mithun envisions turntable parking, and areas for bikes and scooters. The “SkyPark” sees itself as being extra community-oriented with greater than two acres of public park area.
“Uber SkyPark elevates the urban transportation experience, enriching lives at the personal, neighborhood and community scales,” Mithun associate Jason Steiner mentioned in an announcement. “By raising eVTOL functions, the Greenlight Hub, eBike and eScooter maintenance and charging spaces above grade, a new urban park with restorative landscape and active street life is created at the ground level. The park and its trees absorb noise, filter pollution and mitigate urban heat island effect while providing vibrant recreation and social spaces for the community.”
Humphreys & Companions Architects envisions a Dallas-based skyport that appears prefer it’s expended within the air. It’s designed to help eVTOLs, micromobility and retail operations with greater than 9,500 sq. ft.
“Our approach in designing an on-demand aerial ridesharing terminal is based on the idea that ‘less is more,’ ” Humphrey & Companions CIO Walter Hughes mentioned in an announcement. “This idea has motivated us to create a highly intuitive experience for passengers, integrated within a structure that is simple to build and operate while reinforcing Uber’s brand identity. Volary is inclusive of new technologies and made of natural, organic materials for a highly sustainable building resulting in a zero net energy footprint.”
Housed on prime of an current seven-story parking zone, this skyport is concentrated on the fundamentals: the takeoff, the touchdown, in addition to area for bikes, scooters and electrical automobiles.
“As a design-build firm that is beginning to fabricate building components at Factory Blue, we are uniquely positioned to solve the challenging question of how you add on to an existing parking structure,” The Beck Group affiliate principal Timothy Shippey mentioned in an announcement. “The design and fabrication of modular elements in our Dallas Skyport deliver a concept that aligns with Uber’s innovative vision and is within budget.”
Trying to join all of Uber’s automobiles, this idea gives area for eVTOLs, bikes and scooters.
“The Uber Skyport Mobility Hub as imagined by BOKA Powell Architects celebrates our evolving experience-driven society by designing fluidity and transparency into the process of air travel re-imagined,” BOKA Powell principal-in-charge R. Andrew Bennett mentioned in an announcement. “The integration of all Uber brands substantiates first and last mile travel as major support elements to the Uber Air component that revolutionizes urban mobility. The Mobility Hub is not a thing, but rather a place of dynamic energy and integrated connectivity that celebrates the spirit of flight and the freedom to quickly access the important places in one’s life.”