DESIGN OF THE LUXURY CRUISE TRAIN
THE LUXURY CRUISE TRAIN
Public bid and allocation for the interior and exterior design of Ecuador´s first luxury train.
4 cultural experiences were created, one for each wagon:Tthe first “Barroco” wagon full of gold decoration. The second one was a “Republican” wagon that narrates the era in which Ecuador was born as an independent Republic. The third wagon Andes interprets the cultural richness of ancient indigenous peoples and their millenary architecture. And finally the fourth wagon represents the diversity of the tropical coast and the exterior exposure through an open terrace for the tourist to feel the climate and smells of the earth during the 5 day cruise that travels from the mountains at 4000 m.a.s.l. to the tropical forest at only 10 m.a.s.l.
The train has been awarded as the best Cruise Train in South America by several international tourist organizations such as the World Travel Award, TripAdvisor, British Guild of Travel Writers, among others.
The concept behind this luxurious cruise train is ¨Freedom¨. I wanted to conceptualize fluidity and freedom along the 4 trian wagons to provide passangers the opportunity to experience the panoramic landscape, the cliffs, the valleys, the mountains, the climate, the smells as well as the cultural, patrimonial and architectural diversity that Ecuador represents.