June 2, 2012

Bike Share System by RAFAA



New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

The Zurich based architect and designer Rafael Schmidt, along with his Studio RAFAA, won the Reddot Design Award in 2010. 
RAFAA designed a system involving a comprehensive architectural intervention into the urban center. In order to increase the number of commuters traveling by bicycle from 37% to 50% by the year 2015, approximately 25,000 bicycles need to be integrated into the urban fabric, requiring a minimum of 20,000 m2 of storage space. While realizing the high risk of overloading existing public spaces, the focus was to reduce the "visual pollution" wherever possible, while providing easy accessibility while maintaining the system's visual presence.

New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

New Bike Share System in Copenhagen by RAFAA

More Information on the Proposal: RAFAA Competition Link

More Bike-Friendly ARchitecture: Building 8 by BIG

1 comment:

  1. Pretty awesome proof-of-concept.
    Although, the bike design looks like it's going the way of all the new automobiles--impossible to legibly understand its workings and fix by hand. The robo-fab fetish spills over into the realm of aesthetics.

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