Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards 2012! For full details on the project, jury commenting and more information about the awards program, go to Core77DesignAwards.com
- Designers: Kathrine Bundgart, Christian Christensen, Morten Gleie, Thit Hagen / Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
- Category: Food Design
- Award: Student Winner
CityGrill is a rentable grill solution (or a mortgage scheme grill) launched by the city of Copenhagen and placed in public areas. The purpose of the CityGrill project was to improve the grilling experience in public park areas and on beaches.
How did you learn that you had been recognized by the jury?
While shopping in the local supermarket I got a message from one of the other group members with the happy news. I would have loved being 'a fly on the wall' at that moment. Afterwards I ran home to see the juries video. I had to watch the video a couple of times to understand what was happening.
What's the latest news or development with your project?
CityGrill was created for our second semester project, therefore we've stopped further study for the time being.
What is one quick anecdote about your project?
We managed to incorporated a vending machine in the storage rack for our special designed Quick BBQ grill briquettes before the exams. That makes it easier and quicker for the user to buy fuel for the grill. We also built a bicycle parking on the side of the rack. Furthermore we all took the exam in June and all got highest grades for our accomplishments.
What was an "a-ha" moment from this project?
Bad a-ha: When we found out that the grill would weigh over 10 kilos. Good a-ha: It was a growing a-ha-moment seeing the project develop from an idea to comprehensive and instructive project. As we started groping our way and got more and more confident that the idea could turn in to an interesting product.