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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

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Award-winning item
Rolling Stock [Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC Intercity Electric Multiple Units EMU3000]
Business Owner
Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC
Category
Railway, Shipping, Aircraft
Company
Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC (TRA) (Taiwan)
Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Taiwan Hitachi Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Award Number
21G100947
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

The "EMU3000" is intended for intercity express trains running throughout Taiwan. In pursuit of the goal of "creating express trains to be renowned worldwide" as its development slogan, accomplished was the design that is worthy of representing Taiwan that leads the world with various advanced design policies.

Producer

Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC + Hitachi, Ltd. + Taiwan Hitachi Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

Director

Minoru Ikeda, Chief Designer, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Designer

Sho Nozue, Designer, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

More information

https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2019/01/0115a.html

利用開始予定
2021/12

Evaluation

What is a railroad vehicle "unique to Taiwan?” This project not only answers this question asking about a design on an ordinary train, but also gave us an answer to the question "how should the design of railroad vehicles be?” As a result of repeated discussions with citizens and local intellectuals, the design resulted in an elegant combination of simple exterior and softly sophisticated interior without showiness and peculiarities, by verbalizing the depth of "Unique to Taiwan.” The design process went beyond the conventional closed framework between the ordering party and developers, and covered publication of details of research and discussions connecting the local organizer, users, and international developers, as well as exhibitions, interviews of citizens to collect information, and promotion of the launch of the new train. This is brilliant. Consequently, we highly rated not only the quality of design of appearance, but also the design of the project as a whole, foreseeing the future timeframe that will take root in the local community along with the glory of the city.

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