IronWolf - Vilnius Tram Design
A Vilnius Academy of Arts Design bachelor's degree thesis on the subject “Front Cabin Design of the Vilnius City Tram” was initiated by Vilnius City municipality in order to modernize infrastructure and implement a new mode of transport. Most European cities have a visual characteristic of public transport. Vilnius city municipality wishes to have not only an environmentally friendly and modern public transport, but also with its own “face" symbolizing character of the capital of Lithuania.
Vilnius tramway front cabin design final characteristics were inspired by the legend of an unusual creation of the city - Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas “Dream of the Iron Wolf”, as a symbol of where the city should rise from. Main character traits (aerodynamic shape and a strict heavy lines) with abstract techniques were used to convey public transport cab style. Main “wolfy" character trait are eyes - so is the same for the creation of a vehicle character - the lights are like eyes, one of the most important features that should be tough, powerful, but not aggressive.
 
During the design process of the most challenging tasks was to match the front of the tram and the rest existing base style - despite the long size of the tramway it had to be a dynamic with rigid cab character, but not hostile in order to suit different age and type of people. Easy readable, but not too inactive shape of the letter "V" in the front of the tram reminds its’ city residents and capital visitors of Vilnius Wolf and the legend of the foundation. Modular front part segments designed for easy transporting and fast assembling of the front cabin.
FIRST SKETCHES AND IDEAS:
CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT:
FINAL SKETCHES:
WORK IN PROGRESS.
CNC CUTTING OF THE 3D MODEL.
EYES OF THE IRON WOLF ARE WATCHING YOU.
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IronWolf - Vilnius Tram Design
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A bachelor's degree thesis on the subject “Front Cabin Design of the Vilnius City Tram” was initiated by Vilnius City municipality in order to mo Read More
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