Since the 1960s we‘ve seen cities expand into the sky. Megalopolises like São Paolo, New York or Shanghai are unthinkable without an architecture that reaches out into vertical territory. However, the same cities are still characterized by traffic moving horizontally and by vehicles designed in a horizontal format. There are short cars, there are long cars and there are wide cars, but no concept has ever managed to provide a convincing answer to the problem of traffic congestion in cities. SKYCAB was a project for the exhibition Drive-In in Cologne. Based on a Fiat Panda chassis it is an attempt to exploit the third dimension in car design: the vertical car carries six standing passengers in a space that would accommodate only three seated.

Project assistant: Juliane Witte (KGID)