As Uber branches out its wings with Uber Air, architectural firm Foster + Partners is showing some support to the taxi-aggregate unicorn. The British firm has unveiled its plan to construct an Uber Air Skyport in a new neighborhood in Santa Clara, a tech-driven city on America’s west coast.
Santa Clara is soon to house a new housing and commercial development by developer Related Companies in Santa Clara, which will also host the skyport. Uber has already secured a strong foothold for its flying taxi service Uber Air which is slated to launch in 2023.
The skyport will accommodate Uber’s fleet of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL). The primary focus behind Foster + Partners’ design is to create a seamless connection between departing and arriving, thereby allowing for a number of flight operations at the same time.
“The way we move is constantly evolving,” said Foster + Partners head of studio Stefan Behling. “The skyport is an integrated hub that offers people the choice to change from one mode of transport to many others.”