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Australian High Speed Vehicle : A-HSV Concept Design
A-HSV Concept – design by HASSELL
24 May 2011
Australian High Speed Vehicle
Design studio HASSELL has revealed its conceptual design for an Australian High Speed Vehicle (A-HSV) in response to national debates on environmental, economical and social issues.
Inspired by the brut lines of the iconic Australian speed machine the 1960s HK Monaro, HASSELL has designed the A-HSV to be responsive to the Australian context. The A-HSV presents an alternative low-carbon, safe mode of transport for future travel between Australian capital and regional cities.
Pioneering a new concept in the way Australians commute and travel, the double-decker train would offer the choice of modern, spacious, open plan commuter seating or private berths for business meetings or luxury travellers. A dining/lounge bar and convenience store would be integrated into the train allowing commuters to dine or do their daily shopping before arriving at their destination.
Travelling at 400km per hour, a trip from Melbourne to Sydney would take under three hours, providing a viable transportation alternative to one of the busiest air traffic corridors in the world. The high speed train would address national sustainability issues by:
_ removing the reliance on air and private vehicle travel to in turn reduce carbon emissions
_providing shorter travel times to regional cities under pressure from population growth and urban sprawl
_reducing transport-related congestion, opening up housing choice and affordability, and increasing national productivity.
Australian High Speed Vehicle Concept:
Australian High Speed Vehicle Concept – Design Team
Piers Van Zandvliet
Australian High Speed Vehicle images / information from HASSELL
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Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct, Australia
photo : Peter Bennetts
Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct
ANZ Centre, Melbourne, Australia
photo : Earl Carter
Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest, Australia
photo : Ben Wrigley
Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest
Christchurch Integrated Terminal, New Zealand
HASSELL with architects Warren and Mahoney
picture © Stantiall Studio
Christchurch Airport Terminal
Kolling Research Building, Royal North Shore Hospital Campus, Sydney
image from architects
Kolling Research Building
Western Grandstand Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
HASSELL JV with Cox Architects
image from architects
Western Grandstand Adelaide Oval
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