Hyperloop Desert Campus

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Hyperloop Desert Campus is an architectural competition project located in Nevada, USA. The finalist project is designed by Begum Aydinoglu (PadaLabs) in collaboration with Mariana Custodio Dos Santos and Juan Carlos Naranjo. Co-existing with its unique topography, climate and splendid scenery; Hyperloop Desert Campus is an iconic campus in one of the most sublime and reminiscent places on earth: The Mojave Desert. Surrounded by reddish rocks and buffered in a palimpsest of mankind, to design a campus requires a series of redoubtable decisions in which the functions in the campus and these geomorphological conditions bring an indivisible combination. Almost the opposite of the layers of years found in the desert, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Project aims to take place in this particular scenery where the subject of the competition will be located. The project, Hyperloop aims to rewrite the means of transportation in ways that are energy, time, budget, ecologically friendly and sustainable.

Nevada, the USA

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Applicant and authors of the project
Pada Labs in collaboration with LAP Architects and Mariana Custodio Dos Santos. Led by Begum Aydinoglu, Pada Labs is an architecture and design studio based in London and Istanbul. The studio is embracing the experimental spirit of innovation, by pairing design technology with manufacturing advancements through developing solutions in design, architecture, 3D printing and robotics.