Kanozi & Hyperloop Sweden at Almedalen 2022
Fast as a plane. More comfortable and safer than the train. At least as easy as public transport. During Almedalen Week 2022, Kanozi Arkitekter will be present together with Hyperloop Sweden to discuss the future of sustainable travel.
Wouldn't you like to be able to travel between Gothenburg C and Stockholm C in 35 minutes? It's also environmentally friendly and energy efficient. It has long been talked about as a utopia, but now Hyperloop is becoming a reality in several locations around the world.
Kanozi Arkitekter wants to create lasting values for our clients and contribute to a world that can be passed on to the next generation. We see sustainability as a design driver, something that is integrated into our creative processes and a natural part of our work. As architects, we work with everything from small details to complex urban development projects, with both housing and infrastructure projects, development and new innovative solutions. During Almedalen Week 2022, we have joined forces with Hyperloop Sweden to raise the important issue of future sustainable transportation. What does the future of sustainable travel look like?
Hyperloop's advantage is lightweight pods, resulting in smaller dimensions for columns and bridge decks, and the design can be adapted to a changing landscape.
Daniel Hohenthal, architect and chief designer
Imagine a mode of transport that combines the speed and low carbon footprint of air travel with the flexibility and frequency of public transport. That's the Hyperloop. It may sound like science fiction, but the technology already exists and could be part of our daily lives within 10-15 years. From an urban planning perspective, investing in new and sustainable infrastructure is important. It helps to reduce our dependence on cars, and fewer cars in cities means more space for people. We can build denser and more mixed. Design environments that are safer and more vibrant, more attractive and comfortable to live and work in. Quite simply, architecture with people in focus.
As architects, we have the opportunity to influence the future of sustainable transport and its station environments. Hyperloop stations can be built in the heart of cities, directly connected to local and regional public transport, which is an important condition for promoting urban and sustainable development.
Johan Casselbrant, architect and chief designer
What makes Hyperloop so efficient is the combination of low air resistance and minimal friction, which allows the cars to travel at 1000 km/h with an energy consumption equivalent to one tenth of that of an airplane, calculated per passenger kilometer. In an expanded Swedish network, there could be stations in every major city, creating new opportunities for people to transport themselves between home and work. It will be just as easy to travel between cities as within the metropolitan regions, while the climate impact is minimal. With solar panels mounted on the tubes in which the carriages travel, the system can become fully or partially self-sufficient in electricity - making Hyperloop travel completely climate-neutral.
During the Almedalen week, we are on site together with Hyperloop Sweden, which has invited parliamentary politicians from the Transport Committee. Visit our meeting point H401 in Visby, we are on site from Sunday 3/7 to Thursday 7/7 between 10.00 and 17.00. We hope for exciting discussions about the future of transport and how it can be realized. Living in Stockholm and working in Copenhagen? Let us tell you how!