Air Taxi VoloPort

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AIR TAXI VOLO-PORT The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
The German air taxi company Volocopter developed the first fully electronic vertical take-off vehicle that flies autonomously and is accordingly ideally suited for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the design competition for a modular vertiport concept.
BrandingMobility
Project type
Vertiports, infrastructure, mobility architecture
Status
Competition, 1st Prize, together with GRAFT Brandlab and Arup
Location
Worldwide
Time
Ongoing
Renderings
GRAFT Brandlab/Skyports/Volocopter/GRAFT
Client
Volocopter GmbH
Photos
Nikolay Kazakov, Raphael Olivier
Video
Raphael Olivier & Vincent Baumont
Awards
German Innovation Award 2020: Gold, Automotive Brand Contest 2020: Best of Best, iF DESIGN Award 2020

The German urban air taxi company Volocopter has developed the first fully electronic, autonomous vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), an ideal solution for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the competition to design a modular vertiport concept for Volocopter.

Volocopter

The VoloPort concept combines lounge, security, and departure areas.

Photo © Raphael Olivier

The result is a flowing space that carefully orchestrates passenger experience and contributes to promoting acceptance of three-dimensional passenger transport.

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The modular nature of VoloPorts enables a seamless integration of this new form of transport into the existing urban infrastructure. Potential implementation scenarios include railway stations, airports and unused roof surfaces, as well as floating VoloPorts mounted on pontoons—utilizing the free air corridors over rivers and other water surfaces.

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Depending on the specific context, air taxis will depart from the VoloPort’s roof or an adjacent landing platform.

. The result is a flowing space that carefully orchestrates passenger experience and contributes to promoting acceptance of three-dimensional passenger transport. Depending on the specific context, air taxis will depart from the Volo-Port’s roof or an adjacent landing platform.
. The result is a flowing space that carefully orchestrates passenger experience and contributes to promoting acceptance of three-dimensional passenger transport. Depending on the specific context, air taxis will depart from the Volo-Port’s roof or an adjacent landing platform.

Photos © Nikolay Kazakov for Volocopter / Skyports

With their new VoloPort concept, Volocopter is making an important step towards a new airborne form of urban mobility based on electric energy.

Project partners
Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit, Georg Schmidthals
Project Designer
Klemens Sitzmann
Project Lead
Marvin Bratke
Project Team
Nick Boer, Miloslav Cvetkovic, Daniel Finck, Ben Goern, Ivan-Felipe Ucrós Polley, Ahmed Rihan, Mohamed Elyes Zahrouni, Vlad Zangor