Hyperloop desert campus
A conceptual proposal for a competition
by Miriam Löscher and Eva Kvaššayová, 2020
How to fill specific spatial envelopes with a given set of interconnected elements?
Cross-scale design of the campus / small-scale master planning consisting of various program types (in large scale) and separated networks of infrastructure assembled with various types of facilities and amenities (in a small scale).
We were able to choose from a multitude of program organizations and then populate them with smaller inner components. By setting strict rules we could precisely control the density of horizontal and vertical circulation, empty and filled spaces. And thus, also the permeability of the structure and movement of people.
The algorithm helped us find solutions, which wouldn't be possible to find by traditional ways of design. Parated networks of infrastructure assembled with various types of facilities and amenities (in a small scale).
The hyperloop campus is going to be first of its species, basically a flagship. therefore, it needs to breathe with future and mediate the feeling from the novelty of hyperloop itself to those, who come to visit this center.
One of the most up-to-date digital design methods is using the wave function collapse - an algorithm, which creates assemblies from given elements according to their defined adjacencies.
In first step we set voxel volumes based on space requests from brief, designed their logical connections and let the algorithm assemble it for us.
Secondly, we designed the communications and cells and let the space of former designed voxels be filled with those. a spectacular net of communications was created, where visitors can enter all accessible areas and enjoy the view of mountains and desert as well as the inner organization.
Digitally developed autofill of the space - wave function collapse algorithm - automatically fills the space with the Modules of specific size (s, m, l, xl; smallest module - 3x3x3m) with given set of the rules - marked as a + or - (side of the voxel with THE PLUS SIGN (+) CAN CONNECT WITH THE side of the another VOXEL WITH THE MINUS (-) in the same axis.) it allows us to precisely control the density of the Communication, empty and filled spaces - therefore, ensure the proper permeability of the structure.
We set six main functional categories of cells, out of which some have modular variations of furnishing and size (basic module: 3x3x3 m). These are evenly distributed among the set space and bound with many paths and platform, so that the daily routine walk to office, relax facilities and back into the apartment becomes an adventurous route through hidden desert paradise.