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2020

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Transportation Design [Taiwan Railway Railcar Project]
Business Owner
Taiwan Railways Administration
Category
Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution)
Company
JC Architecture (Taiwan)
Award Number
20G130849
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

With 132 years of history, the TRA is a collective childhood memory shared by most Taiwanese people. A train journey is like a slow-paced movie. The paddy fields could be golden or green during different times of the year. The sights outside the window construct our memory of train journeys, creating the "moving beauty."

Designer

Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu/ Nora Wang Designers: Yu Heng Wu

Johnny Chiu and Nora Wang

Already in service/use
2019/12

Evaluation

Non-powered railway carriages are extremely simple in structure and can be used for a very long period indeed if maintained properly. We wish to praise the way in which these railway carriages have been carefully renovated, incorporating elements of Taiwan’s nature and culture. The fresh new design inside and out gives them a beautiful modern look that gives consideration to elements of the good old carriages, without ever looking overdone. This design undoubtedly does justice to Taiwan’s stunning scenery when seen through the carriage windows.

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