2050, a futuristic scenario in which we move around in extreme environments in vehicles suitable for every terrain, use and context. These assumptions were the basis for the projects of the eleventh edition of the Milan Polytechnic Master in Transportation and Automobile Design. A complex, wide-ranging theme that allowed students to work on a two-fold project level: that of the context scenario first, and the actual vehicle afterwards.

This year the brands associated with the projects were in fact proposed directly by the students. This followed a research stage aimed at having them develop a capacity for analysis and design adaptation of great value professionally, especially when working on projects not restricted to a single brand.

“This process of cultural analysis of brands and their main technical and aesthetic features was developed in parallel with the vehicle design process. The results were highly positive in terms of their impact on the students’ training, to the point that we believe it would be appropriate to repeat it in the future”, explained Fausto Brevi, Director of the Master’s course.

“Lagonda Aura” by Elia Baggi Necchi, Somak Biswas, Massimiliano Castellani, Andrea Stellari.

In the hyper-technological mega-cities of 2050, space is at a premium and times hectic. This vehicle designed for the VIPs of the near future redefines the concept of luxury, offering occupants personal space, comfort and privacy in a refined and customisable environment for working, socialising or chilling out. See here the complete project.

“Land Rover Bulwark Concept“ by Satyam Bajpai, Filippo Barisone, Kivanc Celikoz, Riccardo Pezzetta and Diogo Silva.

A sturdy, high-performance pick-up designed to meet the needs of people living in the bleak wildernesses of 2050, hostile places at different altitudes and prey to unpredictable natural events. The key word in this context is adaptability, a key factor in the design process of this functional, reconfigurable vehicle which, thanks to a variety of optional modules, is suitable for use by search and rescue teams, firefighters, the police and civil protection forces. See here the complete project

“BMW Hyla Concept“ by Stefano Armento, Fabio Errera, Johna Gussoni, Andrea Lanzalotta, Pasquale Vitale.

Coastal towns whose appearances are radically changed as a result of rising waters caused by global warming, with modern-style floating suburbs inhabited by a young population that moves around by sea and land. Hyla’s concept fits into this context. It starts from the idea of the practicality of the bicycle, a means of transport that is a symbol of one of the most famous cities to have been built on canals, Amsterdam, evolving the concept in an amphibious key to guarantee agility for the end user. The result is a compact three-wheeled single-seater with a sleek design. See here the complete project.

(Full article in A&D no. 245)