Congrats to Manuel Dreesmann who received the first prize at this year's VisionWorks Award - Cargopacks 2020! His future concept GREEN envisions a more sustainable future through vertical gardens that add a green and sustainable skin to future buildings.
The jury says: "The winning concept Green by Manuel Dreesmann stood out for three reasons. It uses no packaging, solves transportation and distribution problems through on-site production, and uses the concept of vertical farming in office buildings as the basis for a future-focused vision that can have a positive impact on the climate and atmosphere at the workplace."
URBAN MOLE by Philipp Hermes was awarded with the 2nd prize, BACS by Mareike Frensemeier and WATER AHEAD by Mathias Rauch both received the 3rd prize.
Cargopacks 2020 is the title of this year's VisionWorks Award. The award challenged young design students from all over Europe to envision and design for future scenarios. The VisionWorks Award was initiated by Bayer MaterialScience in cooperation with Airbus, DHL and Hettich.
Philipp Hermes, design student at the Folkwang University, wins the 2nd prize with the URBAN MOLE. The URBAN MOLE is an inner-city courier and (invisible) delivery system that uses the existing infrastructure of city sewers.
BACS by Mareike Frensemeier, a bionics student at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, receives the 3rd prize. BACS is a 100% biocompatible self-constructing packaging. The packaging is actually built by bacteria ("Acetobacter Xylinum" to be accurate) that is fed by glucose food and naturally starts growing, and wrapping, the product.
WATER AHEAD is a concept by Matthias Rauch, design student at the Folkwang Unversity. WATER AHEAD are autonomous capsules that move like (friendly) tracker dogs to locate flood victims and support them with life-saving fresh water that keeps them alive until the lifeboats arrive.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.