In the line-up of collaborations, we have Zaha Hadid Architects collaborate with Hyperloop Italia to co-develop a Hyperloop high-speed transport system across Italy. The marquees recently signed an agreement to this effect and will design the “next phase of works” for a planned near-supersonic network in the country.
Commenting on it, Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher in a statement, said, “We are looking forward to collaborating with Hyperloop Italia; marrying transformative architecture, engineering, and urban planning with the most efficient and sustainable transport network to significantly improve accessibility, connectivity, and well-being in our cities.”
He further added, “We share Hyperloops Italia’s multidisciplinary approach which combines innovations in design and operational technologies with advances in ecologically sound materials and construction practices; enabling us to deliver future-resilient projects that are inventive, structurally efficient and environmentally sustainable.”
The project will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources and will produce more energy than it consumes. Remarking on it, Hyperloop Italia founder and CEO Bibop Gresta stated, “We are committed to building the most accessible, convenient, and safest transportation system in the world using the new generation of environmentally friendly materials with a high recycled content.”
The collaboration is currently in the initial stages, and there is no word yet on when its construction. However, one possible route could be between Milan and the Malpensa airport, where the ultra-fast system could cut journey times from 40 minutes to 10. We’re excited!