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Jan 25, 2012
BUGA Systems.

The Rostock/Munich Lift is on a Mountain

Remember the garden exhibition lift that first appeared in Rostock (IGA) in 2003 then was disassembled and reassembled in Munich (BUGA) in 2005? Turns out, immediately following the BUGA show, the system was once again taken down and rebuilt … on a mountain. Yup, 40% of the system was re-used to construct the Imberg gondola lift at the Steibis ski...

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Feb 10, 2011
BUGA Systems.

The Rostock Gondola

A discussion in the comments of a recent post got me thinking about the Rostock gondola. Built for the BUGA festival in 2003, it’s a system that’s mostly been forgotten and I have to assume the reason for this is that it no longer exists. It was designed and built as a temporary installation. The...

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Apr 17, 2010
BUGA Systems., Oddities, Urban Planning & Design

More Urban Gondola Images

These images just landed in my inbox and I wanted to share them with everyone because I think they’re pretty special and inspiring. The first two are more from a series of renderings by Austrian design student, Johannes Geisler. You can see more of his designs here. The final image is a new rendering of...

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Jan 28, 2010
BUGA Systems., Gondola, Peak 2 Peak, Urban Planning & Design

Test Drive A Cable System Today!

Take a look at that picture again . . . Now take a look at this one: Looks like the same system, right? Well, you’re sort of right and sort of wrong. It is, indeed, the same system, but they’re in two different cities! For those who don’t know (and I certainly didn’t), the biannual...

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