An international design competition scheduled for this year in the UAE will see contestants dreaming up stations for Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop mass transportation system.
The Hyperloop concept envisages pods carrying people at or near the speed of sound through tubes kept in a partial vacuum.
The latest in the series of international BIM events organised by collaborative platform Asite, the contest will focus on creating a Hyperloop system to link the emirates of Dubai and Fujairah.
The event has received official backing from the Dubai government. The finalist teams will be hosted by the government in Dubai for judging and the awards ceremony.
The event is supported by Hyperloop One, one of the two companies racing to commercialise the Hyperloop concept.
Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One, called the BIM competition "a great first start".
Nathan Doughty, Asite COO, said: "Hyperloop is a disruptive innovation that could radically alter the world we live in, for the better, and we are excited to see what concepts the teams create."
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