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Prototype Droneport Shell

Cargo drone logistics ports and civic infrastructure

The Droneport supports cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. Cargo drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads, and transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes, and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure. The project offers an “infrastructural leap” using drone technology and clean energy systems to surmount the challenges of the future.

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“The geometry was
a challenge in itself”
 
We’re working on a level of technology that’s as light as possible
 
Droneport: A catalyst to leapfrog conventional infrastructure in developing countries
 
Norman Foster on the collaboration of the Droneport prototype
 
Alejandro Aravena: Learning from examples – Biennale for architecture and industry
 
“Learning in architecture comes very much from examples”
 
LafargeHolcim at the Norman Foster Foundation Pavilion in Venice
 
Durabric: Low-tech for cutting-edge structure
 
Architecture and infrastructure at the same time
Project Details
Location
Venice, Italy
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LafargeHolcim and CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, created 14Trees, a joint-venture that aims to accelerate the production and commercialization of Durabric.
14Trees Joint Venture Media release
LafargeHolcim and CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, created 14Trees, a joint-venture that aims to accelerate the production and commercialization of Durabric.
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Durabric – the secret behind the Droneport shell
Durabric – the secret behind the Droneport shell

The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction supported the construction of a prototype Droneport shell at …

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Droneport: A catalyst to leapfrog conventional infrastructure in developing countries
Droneport: A catalyst to leapfrog conventional infrastructure in developing countries

Norman Foster’s vision of a Droneport network combines the dynamic futurism of drone technology with low-tech buildings …

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LafargeHolcim Foundation at Biennale Architettura 2016

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