Designing Modern Transportation For A Classical City
Simplicity and complexity come together with a tramway in this historic city
Working to the philosophy of “simplexity”—a theory that proposes a relationship between complexity and simplicity—French designer Ora ïto created a concept for the Nice rail that will run on the new east-west line through the mediterranean city.
In conjunction with Alstom, a multinational company focused on rail transport, the designer was able to bring to life a complex technology in a simple way for the residents of the historic city. Between 30 November 2015 and 31 January 2016, the inhabitants voted to choose a design out of three propositions. The chosen design got a 44 percent majority of votes.