Shareway: transport infrastructure in 2030




Fiction | Shareway: transport infrastructure in 2030

American architectural firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture presented its vision of urban infrastructure between Boston and Washington in 2030 under the name “Bosvash.” In the construction of the concept of the company Höweler + Yoon Architecture marks a role original ideas «Shareway», which provides a harmonious blend of the existence of public and private transport in one branch length of 724 km, which at the moment is a real highway Interstate 95 (I-95).

It should be noted that for this concept Höweler + Yoon Architecture received the prestigious Audi Urban Future Award 2012. So, let’s see what we can offer already in 2030.

To begin with – brief history. The term “Bosvash” was introduced by Herman Kahn and Arthur J. Weiner in 1967 for the title of a series of roads linking the North American cities of Boston and Washington. Most of the region is known as the «Mega-City One» from the movie “Judge Dredd.”

As planned Höweler + Yoon Architecture «Bosvash” is a metropolis with a population of 53 million, generating a third of the U.S. GDP. To provide such a large population of nearby towns and suburbs along I-95 were combined into “Bosvash” which blurs the boundaries of autonomous regions. The architects see this as an opportunity to create “alternative routes, different paths and cultures.”

Levels Shareway

This highway – layered. Its core is a high-speed rail to the wireless power supply ( in Korea already master ), which carries passengers over long distances. At the next level are public roads – are concentrated in the movement of passenger cars and trucks. We see even higher for pedestrians and cyclists. Each node includes a so-called “last mile” – the ability to always make use of the public electric carts that are equipped with inductive charging system to get to your destination.

World «Shareway» also provides information screens with intuitive user interface to search for the perfect route with a minimum of time, or people who can provide the car for a while. Thus, the company Höweler + Yoon Architecture wants to modify the model of the American Dream “liberty and property” to “freedom of property.”

In addition to the high-speed railway in the world «Shareway» stipulated existence highways for cargo and passenger planes and ships. The concept provides for the establishment of centers for food «Farmshare» and merging suburban houses in a coherent structure.

Centers Farmshare

Company Höweler + Yoon Architecture is not just covered road solar cells that generate and store the batteries clean energy. She went ahead and created a so-called “three-pane system.”

three pane system

In big cities like New York normal road surface will be replaced with “smart” cover, which will work like a billboard, only instead of advertising will be a green lawn, solar panels or pavement.

Project Höweler + Yoon Architecture was one of five that have been marked Audi for his vision of the future. The cost of the project has not been announced. Easy to assume that the money can build a colony on Mars , or print multiple lunar bases on 3D-printer . However, if you look closely at the pace of development of modern technology, we can see the light and see that this concept is not an invention of the books on science fiction.

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