Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
(free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Variobahn / Tango / Low-floor and high-floor tram

Variobahn / Tango
Variobahn / Tango

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The main goal of the design was a consistent appearance of both vehicles Variobahn and Tango. Identical construction characteristics and the application of identical components have been the basis of this tram product line. For the benefit of a double-wing door positioned directly behind the driver’s compartment the front module is kept quite short. The reduced slant of the vehicle’s front improves visibility conditions and readability of the destination display. The layout of the parting lines and the segmentation of the paneling ensure consistent contours and comply with maintenance and replaceability requirements. The Variobahn’s convex impact absorbing element withstands low speed impacts and provides additional passive pedestrian safety. Functional components such as headlights and cameras are homogeneously arranged and well integrated into the overall design.

Client / Manufacturer

Stadler Pankow GmbH

Stadler Pankow GmbH
Berlin, Germany

GO TO PROFILE
Design

büro+staubach

büro+staubach GmbH
Berlin, Germany

GO TO PROFILE