The head of the Arabian mare was the inspiration for the frontend design of the vehicles, which will become the face of Qatar’s public transport system. The exterior and the interior deeply consider local cultural elements in the choice of the colours and patterns, to be seen for example in the shape of the side windows or the sophisticated floorplan. The three-class interior reflects the needs of different users, with traditional seat arrangements or special seats for children.
Statement of the jury
The design of the underground train unites a contemporary, aerodynamic shape with traditional cultural elements, which caters to the sociocultural requirements both on the exterior and in the interior, right down to the last detail.