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proyectos / Transportation / VERTIPORTS


luis vidal + architects is developing a vertiport concept for Bluenest, part of the international company Globalvia (, shaping the future of air mobility. It is a flexible design, allowing implementationon different scales and in different sites within the city. Three sizes are proposed (a small one, including only a raised FATO, for its implementation in cities and rooftops; and medium and large ones, with both a FATO and hangar spaces, for high-density vertiports).

As a continuation of the concentric footprint generated as a result of meeting the regulations around a VTOL, the design of this vertiport is shaped as a ring with two contact points with the ground, that folds elevated in a curve at the other two ends. It is based on the rising of the take-off platform, freeing the ground level and generating a space that adds value for the community.

The floor plan of the surrounding ring is divided into 4 sections. Pedestrian circulation flows along the front semicircle, with the main access placed in the middle point. The departures and arrivals flows are segregated, each to a different side, rising on a continuous belt that reaches the elevated central platform. Thus, the rear semicircle hosts a private maintenance section, together with a public one, as a meeting point between the passenger and the city.


Place/Date: Multiple (flexible model)
Client: Bluenest
Budget: Confidential
Area: ø38 m / ø40 m / ø80 m
Architects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: N/A
Project Status: Concept
Team: Andoni Arrizabalaga - Jaime Galovart - Agustina Giudici - Pablo Marín - Eduardo Navarro - Óscar Torrejón - Marcos Velasco - Luis Vidal