The new Shinagawa railway station (tentatively named Shinagawa Shin-Eki) is being developed at the 200,000m² rail yard located in the Konan district of Minato, Japan.
ADG Transport Environments is a multi-disciplinary practice of industrial, interior and visual communication designers, urban planners and architects. We specialise in the planning and design of quality, user-friendly, high value transport facilities and transport oriented developments (TODs)..
The key feature of ADG’s services is door-to-door focus on passenger satisfaction through precinct development, station planning and rail-vehicle interior design.
On-board services include interior styling and amenities design, custom fabrics, furnishings and fittings, livery and branding. ADG has a particular focus on the design of on-board dining, bars, luxury cabins and en-suites. Off-board services include terminal master planning, accessibility and intermodal connections, architecture, interior design, informational and directional signage.
ADG Transport Environments
Carriage interior design and styling
ADG has an inter-disciplinary approach to carriage interiors that carefully balances spatial challenges with exceptional guest amenities, thorough ergonomic design, functional material selection and refined styling.
Carriage interior styling and design services include:
- Cabin space analysis planning, layout and allocation
- 3D visualisations, scale models or full-size mock-ups
- Accessibility and code compliance
- Full design and documentation
- Custom fabrics, carpet and hard-surface development
- Custom-designed furnishings, furniture and lighting
- Design of restaurants, cafés or lounges
- Design of cabins and ensuites
- FF&E design, sourcing, customisation and acquisition
Station master planning and design, and precinct development
ADG’s built-environment provides a range of services from early project planning and analysis to full design and documentation.
Many existing stations are no longer adequately meeting the needs of passengers. ADG works to understand the particular needs of each station and develops more efficient human-traffic flow, queuing and ticketing, more comfortable waiting areas or amenities, more attractive food and retail facilities, and streamlined connections to bus, ferry, bicycle, pedestrian routes or other transport links. We look at complementary commercial development to provide enhanced passenger amenities and master-plan precinct development and TODs.
- Terminal master planning, precinct development and TOD
- Interior design and specification
- Retail and food venues
- Environmental sustainability planning
- Accessibility and code compliance
- Communication master planning
- Directional, safety and instructional signs
Wayfinding, communication and identity development
The ADG team has a long history of successful and award-winning communication, branding and identity development.
Communication is a core component of service-level environments, and we take an entry-to-exit approach that supports the on-board and ground-based experience. Be it safety, directional or instructional, we research journey data and demographics to ensure effective communication over language, age and cultural variances. In all cases, signage master planning is essential to smooth operation and high passenger satisfaction.
Strategies to ensure success are:
Research-based insight and design
ADG’s design choices are backed up by extensive research. Rigorous assessment of the needs of the operator, user or customer is carried out. We conduct ongoing research into behaviour, ergonomics, accessibility, cultural and age-based needs and passenger management.
ADG’s specification team evaluates each potential product or material for aesthetics, structural qualities, durability, ergonomic suitability, material origin and sustainability, fire performance, and fitness for purpose.
ADG is a multi-disciplinary team of creative problem solvers. Our aim is to bring a balance of human, technical, commercial and aesthetic values to strategic and creative challenges.
The company’s interdisciplinary methodology ensures a widely applied and coordinated solution that is uniquely focused on more innovative and effective outcomes for clients and their customers.
Exceptional passenger facilities and satisfaction
Passenger comfort, usability, long-term functionality and operational manageability are critical. ADG understands the value of exceptional experiences for passengers. Truly successful human interaction, attention to the complete experience, and innovative and refined design are ADG’s methodologies for ensuring exceptional user experiences.
ADG believes that design should be about how successful the experience is for the user; be it the customer, the passenger, the operator or the maintenance crew. Design should be integrated, inspiring, economical and functional. ADG uses a multi-disciplined team to ensure it meets these criteria. We have created functional, effective, stylish and successful designs for luxury rail cabins, major terminals and passenger transport.
ADG’s unique approach and multi-disciplined team make us the ideal partner to develop rail, air and marine interiors and multi-use transport developments.
Salzburg Central Station, also known as Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, is owned and operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB Infrastruktur), and currently serves around 25,000 passengers in a day.