So far hardly an architect has taken the trouble to design a parking garage which is externally aesthetic or strikingly beautiful. They were usually considered to be an unnecessary evil, and therefore grey utility buildings. With our wide product range parking garages can now be slim, elegant and decorative towers in playful shapes with a trendy appearance and modern facades in many different materials. A parking garage in Miami designed by the architects Herzog and de Meuron is so appealing that it is often booked for events such as large weddings. This does not need to remain an exception.
To keep a parking garage slim and tall, hi-tech equipment is required, such as a spacesaving conveyor system with the smallest cross-section but with high capacity. Since parking garage should be emptied or filled within two to three hours, the capacity has to harmonize with the performance of the lifts. The higher the throughput the greater the capacity or the higher the tower can be. With our patented dual lift system Skyline Parking can offer such high towers in cylindrical- round-, oval-, rectangular, looped-, or even twisted- form. This results in new opportunities for architects to design a parking garage as a landmark or eye catcher.
From the trendy Container Village to the sustainable Container Garage
Increasingly the construction industry is using prefabricated building containers to build hospitals, schools, and office buildings. Also more and more residential buildings are built with such beautifully decorated modules. The advantage lies in the high degree of flexibility, the short construction period, the option to design and completely furnish the units in the factory and the fast reassembling on site. Often, however, the container system is chosen because its trendy and beautiful buildings can be created. In addition, the reuse of containers is environmentally friendlier than melting them down. Sea containers are statically extremely stable and are designed to be stacked up to 9-levels high at full load. They are firmly connected with each other to form a solid and stable block.
The standard sea container with its internal width of approx. 2.3 meters and 12 meters in length is the perfect size to park two cars. However, it is not recommended to drive them in, as there is no room to open the doors to vacate the car. With the Skyline Parking conveyor system however, these containers are perfect to fit 2 standard cars. Such containers are inexpensive and often conveniently available in many places, especially in large port cities.