Grouse Mountain in Vancouver showed its ambitious streak by asking Sigma to fulfil a difficult challenge: a panoramic observation cabin at the top of a wind turbine platform at a height of 64 m.
The design and implementation of this technical work of art now attracts visitors from all over the globe whilst promoting its ecological choice of wind power.
New York also chose to take an ecological approach by opting for an aerial tramway for "Roosevelt Island". For this project, Sigma designed and made two tailor-made cabins able to transport 110 people.
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) also provided another challenge, i.e. the need to "have a means of transport to link two hermetic clean rooms that would prevent the passage of even microscopic particles". Sigma does not know what impossible means! Our answer was to design a funicular railway fitted with cabins on the style of "clean rooms" moving on wheels, a worldwide first for this type of design!
Sigma also designed a specific model of this type of APM installation (Automated People Mover) for the "People Mover" at Cairo airport in Egypt. This project had a surprising design, comprising two automatic driver-less shuttles able to transport up to 250 people.
In the field of tourist attractions, the London Eye great wheel (GB) and the giant observation wheel in Las Vegas (USA) are equipped with capsules created by the Sigma design department.
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