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.
First Place – CCIPV: Construction Container Integrated Photovoltaics based on energy generating foil by Katarzyna Formela
The Construction Container Integrated Photovoltaics project was a submission by Katarzyna Formela 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.
Second Place – An Urban Container Jungle by Aram Piligian, Jeff Simmons, Devin Cressman, Martin Dion
The second place winners Aram Piligian, Jeff Simmons, Devin Cressman, Martin Dion from the company Cuhaci & Peterson in the USA 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.
Third Place – A Container Surprise by Ludovic Marx
The third place winners from Ludovic Marx from Austria 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.
BB Student Award – City Patch by Lanxin Zhong
BB Student Award has been assigned to Lanxin Zhong from Sichuan Agricultural University. Source and images Courtesy of BEE BREEDERS.
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