Gemini

GEMINI

 

Time // 2011-2014

 

Partner // TU Munich / TUM Create

 

Location // Singapore, Singapore

 

Status // Mobility Study

 

Type // Mobility Study

 

Size // –

 

Team // Paul Bart, Marvin Bratke, Daniel Tudman, Simon Rauchbart

 

Assisting Professor TUM // Fritz Frenkler

Gemini Future Mobility Concept for Asian Megacities is bridging the gap of current infrastructure plans – creating a complete integration of personal mobility in both the private home as well as expanding public transport systems.

 


 

As low performance infrastructure is becoming the limiting factor of rapidly growing megacities, Gemini’ introduces a whole product family, designed to fit the needs of future mobility. Developed by using the example of the compact, transport-oriented city state of Singapore, Gemini’ is bridging the gap of its future infrastructure plan – creating a complete integration of personal mobility in both the private home as well as Singapore’s expanding public transport. By using Singapore’s unique social foundation of central allocated housing by the Housing and Development Board as a new instrument of car sharing, Gemini’ is bringing together the resource saving benefits of shared infrastructure with the amenities of personal property.
Gemini‘s main unit, LA, an extremely reduced personal capsule for 2 persons is setting minimum space and weight requirements. It is strongly focusing on individual transport within the short range of the city center, where the lines of street levels and pedestrian zones are blurring due to high-density, vertical urbanism and slowed down, road pricing controlled traffic. By adding the modular-structured add-on, GI, Gemini shifts its typology – offering a wider range of usage through improved stabilization, a performance boost and an included range extender. Its plug-in based system of flexible storage permits the possibility of personalization and customization. Combining two, LA units back to back, Gemini future mobility vehicle can be used as a micro car for families.