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Bee Breeders announces winners for construction container facelift competition
Latvia Architecture News - Jan 16, 2018 - 09:22 20242 views
Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced winners for the Construction Container Facelift competition, in partnership with VUDIS modular unit manufacturer, called on designers to submit creative reimaginings of the typical construction container aesthetic.
While there were numerous submissions proposing idyllic solutions, the winner were the ones that combined a new aesthetic with functionality.
The winning project was a submission by Katarzyna Formela from Saule Technologies in Poland. It was chosen as the winner for its modern approach that used a high tech solution to improve both the aesthetics and the functional performance of the containers. The new conceived technology would enable a custom-made design to wrap up construction containers in an ornamented envelop, creating a pleasant addition to the cityscape while at the same time generating electricity.
The second and third place winners were Aram Piligian, Jeff Simmons, Devin Cressman, Martin Dion from the company Cuhaci & Peterson in the USA, and a solo submission from Ludovic Marx from Austria. Both projects perfectly married a brand new look for the containers with increased functionality.
See all the winners below:
1st prize: CCIPV: Construction Container Integrated Photovoltaics: Saule Technologies, Katarzyna Formela
"The Construction Container Integrated Photovoltaics project was a submission from Saule Technologies in Poland, and was chosen as the competition winner for its modern approach that used a high tech solution to improve both the aesthetics and the functional performance of the containers."
"The new conceived technology would enable a custom-made design to wrap up construction containers in an ornamented envelop, creating a pleasant addition to the cityscape while at the same time generating electricity. The exterior design is applied by ink-jet printed solar cell technology which allows creative designs to harvest solar energy and store it in portable battery stations."
Read interview with 1st prize winners
2nd prize and Greed Award: An Urban Container Jungle: Cuhaci & Peterson, Aram Piligian Jr, Jeff Simmons, Devin Marine Cressman, Martin Dion
The second place winners were also selected for the BB Green award for their utilization of state of the art technology to blend nature in a concrete and steel jungle. It was chosen by the jury for its simple application and environmentally-friendly solution. Working in several stages, detachable panels and planter boxes are attached to the containers, allowing seedlings compatible with the site’s growth zone to flourish, and allow the inclusion of a green element to a usually stark construction site.
Read interview with 2nd prize winners
3rd prize: A Container Surprise: Ludovic Marx
The third place entry took an innovative approach, offering two different ways of integrating the container with its environment depending on the time of day. During daylight hours, the container would effectively be invisible due to a complete one-way mirror cover. At night, hidden electro features that are placed between the container face and the one-way mirrors would be illuminated. This would create a place for either artistic light illustrations, or even advertising; offering both a creative and commercial solution to reimaging the containers aesthetic.
Read interview with 3rd prize winners
BB Student Award: City Patch: Lanxin Zhong from Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Read interview with Lanxin Zhong
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