Mobility Mag – « Tours builds up momentum» 

5 février 2013 par Emmanuel

Un magnifique article de Mobility sur le tramway de Tours et le travail collaboratif entre RCP design global et le collectif « Ensemble(s) la Ligne»  avec Daniel Buren, Roger Tallon, Jacques Levy, Serge Thibault, Patrick Rimoux et Louis Dandrel ; mais aussi avec Alstom.

« Tours, in France’s Loire Valley, is currently in the throes of constructing its first tramline, due to run 15km north-south across the city from September 2013. Possibly to encourage its inhabitants that the works disrupting their daily lives will come to an end, one day, the first of the 21 trams on order has already been unveiled to the public eye. And dazzling it certainly is!

The look and the feel of the 43.7-metre Citadis, by Alstom, are the fruit of ‘Ensemble(s),’ a creative collective comprising artist Daniel Buren, designer Roger Tallon, design firm rcp Design Global, urban specialist Jacques Levy, urban planning researcher Serge Thibault, multimedia artists Patrick Rimoux, and sound creator Louis Dandrel.
As well as looking good, the purpose of the “Loire mirror of water’ livery, in ultra glossy lacquer, is to create a rippling and reflective impression as the vehicle runs along its route. To complement this waterscape effect, the lower part of the tram nose, subtly curved to conceal the bumpers, has a similar gloss, …

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