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On 22nd February Ora ïto and Alstom unveiled the tram design that will be supplied to the new Nice tramway line, voted by the inhabitants of Nice throughout January. Ora ïto is collaborating with Alstom to create an organic and rational tram for the new generation of Alstom Citadis X05 citywide tramways. The lucid elegant shape is designed to slip through the historical town paving a contemporary ochre trail. Ochre like the pigments of the façades of the sumptuous Place Massena or Villa Matisse, emblematic 17th century jewels from when Nice was still under Sardinian influence, each tram is designed to summarise the architecture of Nice. Ora ïto draws from his double Italian culture to update a tramway summarising this Mediterranean city. Traditional whitewashed workmanship has been converted into a hi-tech object with the ‘simplexity’ (complexity and simplicity) valued by the designer, this tenacious decoding of the most complex technology to simplify it for users. Lire la suite…