Gabriele Toneguzzi

Two of my students are among the winners of the Bombardier YouRail design competition

Federica Mucci and Roberto Tino are among the winners (4th-10th Prize) whit their Railway Hotel Car. Many compliments, and special thanks to Mr. Evaristo Primcipe !!!


ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS

”An innovative design for long and over- night rail travels!„

Chris Antonopoulos (Vice President Sales, Bombardier Transportation)

Jury statement
Railway Hotel Car shows us that trains and comfortable hotels can be easily combined to an innovative design especially attractive for long and over-night rail travelers. The duplex concept of a two storey apartment is a very interesting re-use of serviceable rail vehicles. Sensitive to the recycling of used train cars, the designer proposed a simple but unique “Nomadic Hotel” concept with private and compact, yet “open feel” spaces. Although the sleeping quarters lost some ground to the increasingly fast pace commuting flights between distant cities, this approach could suggest a new traveling fashion promoting the discovery of various cities in few defined stops, in a similar approach as the cruise boats touring the seas… An idea with great potential.

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