Future Bound | ReImagining Transportation

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Published: January 14, 2022

Future Bound, ReImagining Transportation is a challenge to visualize the transportation infrastructure of a city set in the year 2100. We have already imagined multiple versions of future cities and their transportation from the 1970s until now in novels, films, and video games. While some affect real technologies, others remain fragments of our imagination.

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Figure 1 – Urban Transport (Credits-Joey Kyber)

Transportation is the process of moving from one place to another. Because mobility is an evolutionary gift to us, we’ve been transporting ourselves and our needs for centuries. We have moved from the invention of wheels to different modes of travel depending on our nature of exploration and invention. The need for transportation/travel after existing civilizations led to Trade and transport were formed by roads and sea lanes. Always transport It influenced careers, livelihood, and eventually cultural exchange.

The development of transportation has revolutionized work, travel and social life. To date, transportation networks have proven to be one of the essential tools for any country. The promise of jobs, prosperity, faster travel, and a standard of living attract people to cities.

Although this attraction has also caused problems of overpopulation, traffic congestion, air pollution, etc. The growing issues, which have put our urban environments under stress.

picture 2 Virgin Hyperloop Project

Because of urban overcrowding problems, the demand for travel services faster. Transportation systems around the world are trying to keep up with their audiences, as companies introduce faster means and innovations in travel each year.

For example, the introduction of the hyperloop promised to travel at the speed of sound Dramatically improving urban infrastructure as well as housing problems for people traveling for jobs. Some other modes of transportation like smart roads, autonomous helicopters, elevated bike paths and super trains are some Upcoming Technologies Which is expected to change the way transportation systems work in cities.

Cities have an impeccable ability to adapt to change. Invention and technological advancement over the years have always affected the way our cities operate. A city over time affects its residents, their ambitions, and the infrastructure that supports it. With the increasing need to solve urban transportation problems and the emergence of faster travel options, What will urban transport networks look like in 2100?

Figure 3 – Conceptual visuals of the future – SpacePort City (Credits-Noiz Architects)

We have already imagined multiple versions of Future cities and their transportation From the 1970s until now in novels, films, and video games. While some affect real technologies, others remain fragments of our imagination.

With new technology emerging every year, and humans talking about light-speed transportation, what will the future of transportation infrastructure look like? How will it affect our visions and perceptions of the future?

As architects, designers, innovators and visionaries, how do we see this future unfold in terms of transportation infrastructure?

Brief: The challenge lies in envisioning a city’s transportation infrastructure in the year 2100.

Producing realistic visions of transportation infrastructure, its placement (air, water, land), and means (vehicles/capsules, etc.). Also Depict a city as a backdrop for transportation infrastructure. Use any media, video, photos, drawings, diagrams, models, paintings – and communicate your design.

Design goals

Search: Research and investigate upcoming transmission technologies and potential updates and adaptations in the near future. Also, study the relationship between transportation and how it affects people.

idiomatic: Try to express through design/engineering how the transmission network works and functions.

to express: The drawing should effectively convey its purpose and landscape to the viewer.

Aimen The techniques mentioned in the summary can be used to achieve the desired result. The more creative the method, the better.

Images, stylized/added or otherwise are strictly not allowed.

Use of engravings uploaded from an existing image is limited to one-third of the total graphic.

  • The minimum age to participate is 18 years old.
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Entries will be judged by an international jury for the competition according to the following criteria:

  • Show: The key to a good entry is the visual delivery of ideas.
  • Concept/Idea: Quality of thought and intent in pre-design.
  • Program/Spaces: How spaces are visualized with the program.
  • design result: The final architectural result of the solution.

The jury can also add other criteria based on their internal discussions – which will be in line with the problem statement. Participants are advised to first fulfill the above criteria in their design. The names of the jury will be announced soon.

The decision of the panel of judges is final, no appeal will be considered and no further correspondence will be accepted.

Please note that jury scores are not affected by the number of likes on a project. Each entry is evaluated based on judging criteria. However, “likes” play a role in determining the People’s Choice Awards.

Registration deadline: March 21, 2022

Application deadline: March 22 2022

Announcement of results: 05 May 2022

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