Madrid, Spain. 2022
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 implementation on 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: Madrid, Spain / 2022
- Client: Bluenest
- Area: ø38 m / ø40 m / ø80 m
- Architects: luis vidal + architects
- Stage: Under development
- Team: Andoni Arrizabalaga – Fernando Bello – Jaime Galovart – Agustina Giudici – Carmen Muriel – Carlos Peña – Krzysztof Przybylo – Óscar Torrejón – Luis Vidal