passerella by arturo tedeschi imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan
 

passerella by arturo tedeschi imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan

arturo tedeschi has devised a new tram for the italian capital of design, milan. conceptualized as a solution to the city’s current social distancing measures, passerella is carefully designed to cater for the changing habits of citizens. with milan’s yellow tram a treasured symbol of public transportation, the project also makes particular reference to the iconic 1503 model by reinterpreting its style and proportions with novel technologies.

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom
passerella tram at piazza duomo

 

 

the design by arturo tedeschi features a dynamic display integrated into the vehicle body, which transmits advertising as well as graphically appealing tram-stop information. the interior is conceived as a fashion set where the corridor is turned into a runway (passerella), surrounded by high-end materials and enveloping geometries. seats are separated by plexiglass shields and are characterized by gilt arcs that serve both as formal signs and practical structures. the tram floor features a circle pattern that discreetly signals the safe distance to maintain.

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom
passerella tram nearby teatro alla scala

 

 

even the vehicle’s roof (usually a ‘leftover area’ filled with technical systems) has an important role in the overall design, since trams are also seen from milan’s balconies. the top is crossed by a set of dynamic stripes that refer to italian futurism graphics, which emphasized the cult of velocity and transportation.

 

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

the dynamic display integrated in the vehicle body, with innovative train-stop graphics

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

the tram interior is conceived as a fashion set where the corridor is ideally turned into a runway (passerella), surrounded by high-end materials and enveloping geometries

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

seats are separated by plexiglass shields and the tram floor features a circle pattern which discreetly signals the correct distance to keep

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

abstract render

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

full yellow version

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

the roof is crossed by a set of dynamic stripes which refer to the italian futurism graphics

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

3D model

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

technical drawings

passerella by A>T imagines a new socially-distanced tram for milan designboom

a comparison between the historical and iconic 1503 model and the new passerella tram

 

 

project info:

 

project name: passerella

design team: arturo tedeschi, lorenzo pio cocco

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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