Look, the future is upon us, and soon we’ll be commuting upon the stars. To prepare for those days, the Space Port Japan Association, along with Dentsu, Canaria, and Noiz, have come together to reveal the Spaceport City. The goal of the transportation hub is to bring together traditional transportation with commercial space shuttle operations. However, it will also act as a research center for discovering and learning about space. The Spaceport City is suspended above the water and is conceptualized with a series of sphere-shaped volumes.
Each space contains a different function. The single roof is outfitted with solar panels that contours to make room for the patios, open-air gardens, and farmlands. Inside a basement houses a train station, while technical spaces are found a level above.
The hub also features two-levels of plazas for departures and arrivals. The complex will serve as a small ecosystem with smart transportation. The space will boast self-driving cars, autonomous trains, and electric scooters.
Check out this eye-catching concept in the images below and learn more about the design itself via Noiz Architects. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more modern architecture and design coming very soon.
Photos via Noiz Architects / Space Port Japan Association / Dentsu / Canaria