The cable car design with social infrastructure is integrated with the Metro System of Caracas. The system is 2.1 km in length and employs gondolas holding 8 passengers each. Metro Cable's capacity allows for the movement of 1.200 people per hour in each direction. Two stations are in the valley and connect directly to the Caracas public transportation system. Three additional stations are located along the mountain ridge, on sites that meet the demands of community access, established pedestrian circulation patterns, and spatial availability for construction, ensuring minimal demolition of existing housing.
The five stations' designs share a basic set of components: platform levels, ramps for access, circulation patterns, materials, and structural elements. However, each station differs in configuration and additional functions, and the separate stations include cultural, social, and system administrative functions; replacement of demolished residences with more homes, as well as public spaces; a gym, supermarket, and daycare center; and a link between the cable car system and the municipal bus circuit.
|Client||Metro System of Caracas|
|Project Lead||Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner|
|Collaborators||DAC, Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH, Intégral, Robert Silman Associates, Ruedi Bauer & Associates, TOPOTEK 1|
|Team||Carlos Bastidas, Carlos Silva, Cesar Gavidia, Christian Bohne, Deleida Alvarez, Dora Kelle, Eduardo Lopez, Elizabeth Florian, Felix Caraballo, Claudia Ochoa, José Antonio Nuñez, Juan Ponce, Lindsey Sherman, Matt Tarczynski, Martin Rein-Cano, Martin Schöffel, Michael Contento, Pat Arnett, Patrick Edlinger, Rafael Machado, Regina Orvañanos, Ruedi Baur|