Spaceport City

The Space Port Japan Association along with Dentsu, Canaria, and Noiz have revealed the Spaceport City. The futuristic transportation hub will be dedicated not only to fuzing traditional transportation with commercial space shuttle operations but will also act as a research center for discovering and learning about space. Suspended above the water, the structure is imagined as a series of spherical volumes each containing a different function. A singular roof fitted with kinetic solar panels creates a wavy plane above the building while its contours make room for patios, open-air gardens, and farmlands. Inside, a basement houses a train station with technical space on the ground floor above. There's also two-levels of plazas for departures and arrivals. The entire complex will act as a small ecosystem with smart transportation including self-driving cars, autonomous trains, and electric scooters. Placed within a city-sized solar disc, the massive complex is visible from space.

Photos: Noiz Architects / Space Port Japan Association / Dentsu / Canaria

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