Hyperloop Vancouver


Jahr: 2016


Hackel, Marcus, Prof. Dr.-Ing.Ludwig, Matthias, Prof.

Brenton Wiebe


Design of a new Hyperloop transport node in the city center of Vancouver

Technology is advancing at accelerating rates. Cities are overgrowing in population as transport systems attempt to keep ahead of the masses. Travel between cities has become faster, cheaper, safer, and increasingly convenient. Because of Europe’s compactness, travel is fast and relatively inexpensive. In contrast, North America, is not nearly advanced in the area oftransport. Due to its vastness between major cities and the lack of high speed rail, travel is expensive, slow, and unsustainable. While public transit and inner-city networks show sophistication, the connection between cities is outdated with slow trains and congested automobile highway traffic. Air travel is relatively expensive and airports are a long distance from city centers. Issues with North American suburban sprawl and car-dependent urbanization patterns need solving by means of fresh transportation networks and technologies.

The Challenge
Integration of a 5th mode of transportation into a dense city center. How does a Hyperloop Station physically fit into Vancouver’s city centre?