Name: Martyna Krakówka
Institution / Company: Politecnico di Torino
-FINALIST of Hong Kong Drone Port Competition
“Blooming future” is a concept of a drone port which accommodates both product delivery and passenger flights. The project concerns a skyscraper entirely dedicated to facilitating drone transportation.
The port is conceived in a modular fashion with particular functional modules stacked vertically in order to respond to the needs of high-density cities, such as Hong Kong. The number of modules can be adjusted to a particular location and the port can be expanded over time by adding more modules on top of existing ones.
Floorplan of the port is inspired by the flower present in the flag of Hong Kong. The main vertical communication core is located in the centre, while the functional modules develop on the petals. The take-off capsules for delivery drones are located directly over a warehouse and logistics centre and they occupy the convex side of each petal. This arrangement maximises the use of available space and shelters the drones from excessive wind, while also reducing the noise. Passenger port modules are located above. They are equipped with additional vertical communication core which moves drones from the take-off space into the service room and the platform where passengers can comfortably enter the vehicle.
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