This Airport Runway Design is Constructed Above the City at Rooftop Level

By: Ady Floyd - Jul 14, 2015
References: dezeen & dezeen
This futuristic elevated airplane runway is a design concept created by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Alex Sutton. The airplane runway proposal is called Stockholm City Airport/Airport City.

The design concept literally embeds the airport into the landscape of the city as part of a connecting and integrated piece of the functioning city transportation system. With the increasing demand for aviation transportation set to double by the year 2030, there is a relevant need to build convenient airports in closer proximity to travelers as opposed to constructing them on the outskirts of major cities.

The concept is designed to use functioning runways that are supported by surrounding buildings and existing structures. The entire system is a technologically advanced design that also introduces taxi-pods, green spaces and energy-saving concepts.