Reconfiguration
of sleeping cars

Reconfiguration
of sleeping cars
HEP-1

Via Rail Canada

Large-scale project carried out in collaboration with LemayMichaud Architecture Design and Paprika Communication.

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Reconfiguration of the magnificent Château HEP-1 cars from the 1950s for VIA Rail Canada to enhance comfort and update the design.

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During the day, the foldaway bed is concealed in a wall to free up the seating area; it can be unfolded at night to create a bedroom with a plush atmosphere.

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The lower car body is adorned with metal architectural panels that protect it from damage and house the integrated ventilation.

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