An international jury of experts honoured the Deutsche Bahn ICE 4 high-speed train’s exterior design with a Special Mention at the German Design Awards 2016. The award, given in the Transportation category, honours the dedication of companies and designers by recognising work whose design exhibits particularly successful aspects or solutions.
In close coordination and constructive collaboration with the designers of Deutsche Bahn and Siemens, the Bombardier design team developed the ICE 4’s award-winning exterior design - which is now being recognised for a second time.
Michael Sohn, Head of Industrial Design at Bombardier Transportation, said, "The Red Dot Design Award 2015 and the recent recognition at the German Design Awards 2016 are a striking verifications that the design of the ICE 4 excels through its creative quality. In addition to significantly improved aerodynamics, functionality and aesthetics have also been successfully integrated into the new ICE 4.”
The German Design Award is the German Design Council’s top international prize that identifies and honours unique design trends. Started in 2012, the German Design Award is among the most respected design competitions in the world and is regarded with high esteem well beyond specialist groups.