Libya's Tramway Combines Current Tech with Ancient Deck

 - Nov 29, 2011
References: behance.net & yankodesign
Designer Ahmed Smaali had two priorities in mind when he conceived his Libya's Tramway project, namely to update the public transit system between Tripoli and Benghazi and to incorporate a little bit of old Arabic culture into the otherwise industrial-looking coaches.

The streetcars themselves seem to match and even exceed the sleek, streamlined and low-riding appearance of the machines found in several Western cities, but they boast an aesthetic feature that no others have. Horizontal stripes along the bottom and the top of the windows are accented with an intricate traditional moucharabieh pattern, painted on with clean lines and a subtle elegance. No logos, labels or advertisements need distinguish Libya's Tramway, for this design speaks for itself regarding the culture-rich metropolis it serves.