Around The World In 80 Minutes

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTESThe Birth Of The Homo Spacien

The spaceport was created by EQUIP Xavier Claramunt in Barcelona and the cost of the project totals 150 million euros. The spaceport will feature hangars for the spacecraft, the launch terminal, maintenance and workshop areas, offices and departure lounges. As the architect Xavier Claramunt explains, “We took our inspiration from the outline of the existing landscape to stretch the building out into radiating beams which blend into the surrounding terrain. The buildings are designed as luminous structures which allow the spacecraft to emerge from their interior on the Maglev acceleration module while the buildings open up in layers at the same time, enabling the interior to be bathed in natural light. Continue reading