Orbike: a Donut-Shaped Vending Machine That Allows People to rent Bicycles

Include the Orbike to Elon Musk's Boring Company, and you've literally got a town that is perfect for any commuter. Sitting half above and half below the surface of the road, the Orbike is a donut-shaped vending machine that enables people to rent bikes and bike-related equipment. Designed to be efficient, but more to catch focus, the Orbike rotates within its transparent shell, letting you literally cycle through goods before choosing what to buy/rent.

Built with dedicated regions to take equipment out and place equipment in, the Orbike provides a somewhat unique java experience. Together with eight pockets (4 sitting under the surface), the Orbike can store not merely different types of bicycles but even riding gear. Strategically located across town, the Orbike system can permit you to drive a bike from your house to work without needing to own a bike. Through its system design and innovative user experience, the Orbike is created to promote bike rentals. Moreover, would not it create a terrific landmark/meeting-point?!

The Orbike is a winner of the Asia Design Prize for the year 2018.

Designers: LiuYeQuan & LiYanrong.