The architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been named as a design partner for the futuristic Hyperloop One train link between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the US.
The infrastructure project has attracted over 520 million kroner from investors so far and BIG is delighted to be part of a link that aims to propel passengers between the two west-coast cities in under 30 minutes at speeds of up to 1,200 kilometres per hour.
“With Hyperloop, we’re not just designing a futuristic station or a very fast train,” BIG wrote according to Børsen newspaper.
“We are dealing with completely new technology that has the potential to completely transform the way our existing cities grow and develop and how new cities will be planned and built.”
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Other global partners for the project include AECOM, AMBERG Group, ARCTURAN SUSTAINABLE CARGO, ARUP, Cargo Sous Terrain, Deutsche Bahn Engineering & Consulting, FS LINKS, GRID, KPMG and SYSTRA.
The Hyperloop One project is the brainchild of Canadian-US business magnate Elon Musk, he founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal.