Supraglider

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supraglider
supraglider
Mobility
Project type
Infrastructure, mobility, transport
Status
Design
Location
Munich, Germany
Time
Ongoing
Client
Deutsches Museum (Nobel prize winners Johannes G. Bednorz and Gerd Binnig)
Collaborator
Mike Schlaich (schlaich bergermann partner, structural consultant)

In a study initiated in 2018 for the Deutsches Museum Munich, Nobel prize winners Georg Bednorz and Gerd Binnig created a protype “supraglider” shuttle based on superconducting cryostats. Its aim was to showcase the potential of this technology in the field of future mobility. GRAFT was invited to create a design for the shuttle as well as an integrated system of tracks and stations.

Supraglider station at the entrance to the Deutsches Museum

Through the application of prefabricated features and the integration of track and maglev technology, the company has achieved an extreme reduction in dimensions.

Supraglider station seen from the Ludwigsbrücke, Munich Supraglider shuttle with cryostat wings
Supraglider station seen from the Ludwigsbrücke, Munich Supraglider shuttle with cryostat wings
Supraglider station seen from the Ludwigsbrücke, Munich

Supraglider station seen from the Ludwigsbrücke, Munich

Project Partner
Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Project Team
Dominik Sellitsch, Ivan-Felipe Ucrós Polley, Mahmoud Elnaggar, Marvin Bratke, Nikolaos Xenos, Raluca Ana Maria Constantin