UNStudio

It would be nearly twice the size of the London Eye.

Japan is building a giant ferris wheel. What scale are we talking? The founder of UNStudio, the architecture firm behind the project, told Wired UK, “It’s almost twice the scale of the wheel in London.” If the size of this Japanese wheel is actually double the 135-meter London Eye, it would surpass the 165-meter Singapore Flyer as the world's tallest ferris wheel. Wired UK reports the 32-capsule wheel, named Nippon Moon, will rotate in 40 minutes.

The Nippon Moon (also called Giant Observation Wheel), will also distinguish itself from other recent ferris wheels, with an "interactive user experience." The Nippon Moon mobile app will allow guests to communicate with people in other capsules and as the the project website describes, “to switch from reality to digitally altered views from the capsules, which are created through augmented reality techniques in the transparent skin of the capsules."

Sounds like we have to see it to believe it -- but for now, check out some screenshots from the project website

 
All images by UNStudio

(h/t Wired UK)

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Transportation

    Berlin Will Spend €2 Billion Per Year to Improve Public Transit

    The German capital plans to make major investments to expand bus and rail networks, boost frequency, and get ahead of population growth. Are you jealous yet?

  2. Design

    Reviving the Utopian Urban Dreams of Tony Garnier

    While little known outside of France, architect and city planner Tony Garnier (1869-1948) is as closely associated with Lyon as Antoni Gaudí is with Barcelona.

  3. Design

    How Advertising Conquered Urban Space

    In cities around the world, advertising is everywhere. We may try to shut it out, but it reflects who we are (or want to be) and connects us to the urban past.

  4. Equity

    Bernie Sanders and AOC Unveil a Green New Deal for Public Housing

    The Green New Deal for Public Housing Act would commit up to $180 billion over a decade to upgrading 1.2 million federally owned homes.

  5. photo: A metro train at Paris' Gare Du Nord.
    Transportation

    Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

    The good news: Transit ridership is booming in the French capital. But severe crowding now has authorities searching for short-term solutions.

×