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For an invited competition, Pickard Chilton and ARUP collaborated on the concept design for a Mega-Skyport – Uber’s vision for a next-generation urban aviation transport system. Dubbed “Sky Tower,” the project is intended to facilitate at least 1000 vehicle arrivals and 1000 departures per hour, with each vehicle accommodating up to five passengers.
For the Uber Elevate Summit 2019, Pickard Chilton and Arup were again engaged to design a concept for a Skyport Mobility Hub for 2023, the Uber Sky Loft, and had the privilege of being the only team designated by Uber to design a Skyport for their first international launch market in Melbourne, Australia. The proposed initial network includes the retrofit of an existing parking structure and the design of a bespoke greenfield solution.
The North Terminal of National Airport—now familiar to millions of visitors to, and natives of, the national capital area—evokes the grace of flight itself; its cascading roof vaults the color of the sky.