UNStudio unveils plans for Gothenburg cable car

Dutch office UNStudio has designed a cable car system for Gothenburg that will be supported by a network of latticed towers based on shipyard cranes.

BIG, Wilkinson Eyre and White Arkitekter also submitted proposals for the aerial transport system, but it was UNStudio that won with its a contemporary spin on the city’s industrial past.

“The design of the Gothenburg cable car references the asymmetrical shapes of the shipyard cranes and their movements as they carry their loads throughout the day,” said studio founder Ben van Berkel.

“The aim of the design is to reflect the robustness of this industrialised city’s past, whilst alluding to its expansive future,” he added.
“Although the towers are pieces of high engineering, they are also very sculptural, slender and transparent within the urban landscape.”

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