foster + partners has unveiled plans to build an uber air skyport that will cater for a new mixed-development in santa clara. the skyport would form part of the new housing and commercial complex that the british firm is designing for developer related companies.

foster + partners designs uber air skyport for santa clara

images courtesy of foster + partners

 

 

the skyport is envisioned along a major traffic artery that links with the central highway in the new santa clara neighborhood. it features a flight deck that will be able to charge up to five EVTOL aircrafts at any one time, and a dedicated landing area and dedicated take-off area, with enough separation to allow for simultaneous flight operations.

 

uber elevate says the conceptual scheme showcases ‘what aerial ride-sharing hubs could look like in the future in the bay area’. images show a curved glass roof that grows from the center of the structure, sheltering both the interior and exterior spaces under a latticed canopy.

foster + partners designs uber air skyport for santa clara

 

 

the santa clara uber air skyport proposal foreshadows the commercial launch of uber air, a flying taxi service the us ride-hailing company plans to launch in 2023. foster + partners has designed it to be part of a new housing and commercial complex that related companies is developing in santa clara – a city in california’s technology hub silicon valley.

foster + partners designs uber air skyport for santa clara

 

 

uber recently announced its partnership with related companies, a collaboration that sees increased potential for uber to apply it’s vision for electric air taxis. foster + partners are among a number of leading architecture firms that have developed conceptual proposals for uber’s ‘skyports’, including SHoP architects and corgan.

 

project info:

 

architects: foster + partners

project: santa clara uber air skyport