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A Proposal for an Elevated Stockholm Airport Locates Runways among City Rooftops

A Proposal for an Elevated Stockholm Airport Locates Runways among City Rooftops | green streets | Scoop.it

Airport runways are raised above the streets and waterways of a new Stockholm city district in this conceptual proposal by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Alex Sutton.

The proposal, named Stockholm City Airport/Airport City, envisages a future where commercial aviation becomes more integrated into the fabric of the city rather than being relegated to the outskirts.

"This project uses Stockholm, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, as a testing ground to establish a fully integrated urban airport as part of a new city district, in a time when aviation technology is such that aircraft and airports could operate from within our cities."


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Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London

Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London | green streets | Scoop.it
Foster and Partners have designed a new airport for the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary, which would alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport.


The proposal would take on 110 million passengers at a new location that would also cut down on noise and air traffic over the city. With location near water, the architects hope the Thames Hub Airport will provide an alternative to building a third runway at Heathrow Airport.


The architects’ plan also addresses issues related to global warming and rising sea waters—the design includes a flood protection plan and builds on the infrastructure of green transportation already in place.

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