The Electric Fuelling Station of the Future
HONOURABLE MENTION: Cycle Circle
Xiaohan Ding and Zhan Ran | Beijing, China
Bridging the road and extending into the surrounding landscape, Cycle Circle consists of an inner ring for vehicle charging and rest areas, and an outer loop that forms a novel hiking trail.
The sky trail flies over the highway with a circumference of 1.25 km, designed for a pleasant 20-minute walk that becomes a sightseeing destination along the journey. The roof is equipped with translucent PV film, while the piezoelectric-equipped floor converts footsteps into energy, harvesting a basic power supply for the station from natural and human power.
The double ring structure spans the roadway and extends outward into the wilderness.
The outer ring is just over a kilometre, allowing visitors to complete the circuit in the typical time it takes to recharge an EV.
A close-up of the raised walkway.
Self-sufficient design allows the station to generate a basic supply of power.
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