Gothenburg Cable Car

cable car structurer, stations and up to 115m high masts, truss structurer out of span concrete tubes
City of Gothenburg
UNStudio with Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
Plompmozes / UNStudio

Gothenburg is located on the west coast on both sides of the main arm of the river Göta älv, which flows there into the Baltic Sea. In 2021 Gothenburg celebrates its 400th birthday. As a gift to the population should be a cable car, for public transport. It connects the districts south and north of the river. The most striking feature of the cable car are the up to 115 m high iconic masts, which will shape the skyline of the city as highly visible structures. There will be five stations and six masts at main traffic junctions, as part of new structures or in the middle of a harbor basin. The towers are designed as truss constructions, which minimizes the material requirement and achieves a filigree appearance. The truss rods are assembled from prefabricated spun concrete profiles. The spinning process produces hollow profiles made of high-strength concrete that are virtually maintenance- and corrosion-free. The cross-sectional shape is based on static and dynamic wind loads. In addition, high loads from road and boat traffic must be taken into account.