Taxea Sea Taxi by Hakan Gürsu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Taxea

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Sea Taxi

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the ferries that operate in Bosphorus, Taxea is a modern sea transfer unit that combines high performance with comfort.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Taxea is a modern sea transportation unit that was developed for İstanbul Bosphorus. As a double deck catamaran, she can carry up to 65 passengers within its luxury and spacious environment. Combining high performance materials including aluminium and composites, Taxea offers efficiency in travel with a touch of elegance. Taxea is a sleek transportation unit that blends into the modern cityscape while making short distance travel a more delightful experience.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The seats are arranged in double reverse layout that allows maximised comfort. The upper deck is reached through stairs that ensures safety. The design accommodates glass panels for windows and skylight that provide bright interiors. With an overall length of 18 meters, the catamaran is powered through double 1600 hp engines. The lower deck is 62 square meters with kitchenette and toilet, whereas upper deck holds 45 meter square space with 9 meter square additional outdoor space.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Ankara

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Composite hull, fiberglass technologies

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
LoA: 18 m Beam: 6.2 m Depth: 2 m Draught: 1.1 m Engine: 2x1600 hp

TAGS:
sea taxi, ferry

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The conducted research includes the social aspects of sea travel within the city of Istanbul in short and mid distances. Therefore a midi size transportation vehicle was develop between a sea taxi and ferry.

CHALLENGE:
The challenge was to create an everyday use vehicle with a touch of luxury and comfort.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-06 18:46:05

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Designnobis Team

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image courtesy of Designnobis

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Designnobis

PROFILE:
Designnobis is an award winning design consultancy with a visionary approach on product design. Founded in 2006, we have ranked among top industrial design firms by achieving nearly a hundred design awards only through 7 years. Specializing in product development and brand identity, we help our clients to differentiate in market by creating products and services with strategic value. We handle design services from research and concept development phase to prototyping and production process. Acting upon the creativity and interdisciplinary teamwork that product development process requires, we aim to become a sustainable innovation center. Our skills include product design, space design, strategy development, brand identity, prototyping and graphic design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Taxea Sea Taxi by Hakan Gürsu is a Nominee in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Taxea Sea Taxi by Hakan Gürsu is Winner in Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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