Copenhagen Metro design concept makes travel more fun

Written by Staff Writer at CNN Can’t travel to Copenhagen this weekend? That’s no reason to snub the rail system that makes transport between the Danish capital and its neighboring areas so straightforward. Danish…

Copenhagen Metro design concept makes travel more fun

Written by Staff Writer at CNN

Can’t travel to Copenhagen this weekend? That’s no reason to snub the rail system that makes transport between the Danish capital and its neighboring areas so straightforward.

Danish designers Frye & Holg Larsen unveiled a new concept for the Copenhagen Metro earlier this week at an event at Design Within Reach’s new outlet in the city. Dubbed the Metro Silly Cycle Concept, the concept features a futuristic railway system built on a skeletal structure.

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Each elevator folds up when not in use to enable passengers to take the perfect snap in the city center — without damaging a tire, as originally thought.

During an interview with The Copenhagen Post , the duo explained the innovative design would make transport between parts of the city more fun.

“We are not going to new stations but will take a mixture of existing ones in the city, leaving four other sites for other creatives to design transit stations,” said Rune Foden-Leksen.

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Borrowing its design concepts from architecture firms such as Foster + Partners, Foden-Leksen’s concept could encourage designers to submit their own ideas. The newly unveiled model could then be used to create the visual identity of the underground network.

The concept also features emergency pods that could be used to evacuate passengers in case of emergencies.

Foden-Leksen believes his idea is perfect for future rail networks.

“Interaction is our aim with this,” he said. “It is very different from conventional systems. There’s a one-direction passenger hierarchy, and when we get into the station we can direct ourselves to certain stations. It is going to be an exciting journey to watch.”

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