NS Vision Interior Train of the Future by Mecanoo

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b6/b60319b7c67c48539c8c2110d8ac3bce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Every year, 373 million travellers spend their time in NS trains. In NS&rsquo;s (the Dutch National Railway Company) future vision for 2025, the train will be more than a means of transport. Travel time will become more attractive and will be part of travellers&rsquo; 'own time'. Mecanoo architects and furniture maker Gispen were asked by NS to collaboratively shape this vision.
The result is a flexible and modular train interior that enables a wide variety of configurations and facilitates train passengers’ diverse activities. Every traveller and every journey is unique.  Mecanoo and Gispen, in cooperation with NS, have mapped train passengers’ activities. Based on this research six activity zones were defined, ranging from open and social to private and concentrated. These activity zones are differentiated by varying arrangements of twelve furniture modules. The modules include both current and new train interior elements and configurations. A dynamic travel landscape is with various ...

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