Elevation a film by Dezeen

Elevation – How Drones Will Change Cities

Drones will transform cities, revolutionizing how people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings look and are constructed, according to a documentary by Dezeen.

“Aerial highways” will relieve pressure on roads as deliveries and human transportation take to the skies in unmanned electric vehicles.

The architecture will change dramatically as the ground floor entrance is replaced by rooftop landing, parking and recharging zones and deliveries arrive via specially constructed portals on the sides of buildings.

This vision of the future is set out in Elevation, a new documentary created by online architecture magazine Dezeen (www.dezeen.com).

Watch the full film: https://www.dezeen.com/elevation/


Elevation was conceived and produced by Dezeen’s in-house video studio and was directed by Marcus Fairs and Oliver Manzi. It had its world premiere at Public in New York on the 20 May. Further screenings are taking place in Venice and London this week, with many more scheduled around the world over the coming weeks.

Producers were Ben Hobson and Calum Lindsay, editing was by Oliver Manzi, with camera and motion graphics by Miguel Santa Clara. Sebastian Jordahn was production assistant. Music is by Donato Dozzy and sound design and mix is by Mikkel H. Eriksen of Instrument Studio.