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A Grand Idea | Inhabit – winners announced

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The Mobile Activation Station by Holobiont

The Mobile Activation Station designed by Holobiont (Haruka Horiuchi & Frank Hebbert) has been selected as the winner by our three esteemed judges – Raul Smith Correa of ‘Faiscas‘, Soo-in Yang of ‘The Living’ and Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. They win a grand or $1000 to make their idea come to life. The Mobile Activation Station is a portable reconfigurable table with built-in power distribution, lighting and storage. It turns empty stores into communal spaces. Once built, the Station will be available for short-term use in vacant storefronts along Rogers Avenue in Crown heights, Brooklyn.



The Bus Roots Project by Marco Antonio Castro Cosio


The second favorite project for the judges especially Soo-in is the Bus Roots Project by Marco Antonio. Bus Roots is a living garden on the roots of city buses. It brings life to a forgotten space and provides humans with a reminder to pause and let naturte help lead a healthier life.


Traffic Cones into Flower Receptacles by Daniel Ebuehi

The third favorite project for the judges, especially for Raul Smith Correa is the project by Daniel Ebuehi from Philadelphia. In an attempt to bring vitality as well as sustainability directly into the streets of Philadelphia – literally in the middle of the street – this scheme transforms the ubiquitous traffic cone into a flower receptacle that can be assembled to form a garden retreat.

Our special thanks to the third and final judge who helped us make the final decision – Bijoy Jain from Studio Mumbai.

This competition would not have been possible without the generous contributions from these amazing people and friends :
Ravisharon Kaur
Ramakrishnan Subramanian
Rahul Pande
Kiran Kannacheri
Saravanakumar Velayudham
Sameer Kumar
Keerthik Sasidharan
Saad Tabani
Ritwik Dey
Giana Gonzalez
Sonali Sridhar
Jairam Ranganathan
Amit Desai
Priyanka Gupta
Shweta Mudgal

8 Responses to “A Grand Idea | Inhabit – winners announced”

  1. [...] And the results have just come in Designwala Competition, Second Runner Up [...]

  2. [...] a contained sprawl of mostly low-growing succulents, Bus Roots earned second runner-up in the DesignWala Grand Idea Competition. Cosio created the project as his thesis at NYU. The project posits: “If we grew a garden on [...]

  3. [...] project, created by Marco Castro Cosio for his thesis at NYU, was a second runner-up at the DesignWala Grand Idea Competition. As Cosio explains, “if we grew a garden on the roof of every one of the 4,500 buses in the [...]

  4. [...] o projeto foi bem recebido pelas bandas de lá, tanto é que conquistou o segundo lugar no DesignWala Grand Idea Competition este [...]

  5. [...] a cool idea! Bus Roots was second runner-up at the DesignWala Grand Idea Competition, so this is still very much an early prototype, but the thought of busses topped with lovely green [...]

  6. [...] Cosio’s “Bus Roots” idea has garnered loads of praise, earning the runner-up spot in Designwala’s 2010 urban-design competition and landing in 2011′s Festival of Ideas for the New City, an event in NYC meant to “harness [...]

  7. [...] Cosio’s “Bus Roots” idea has garnered loads of praise, earning the runner-up spot in Designwala’s 2010 urban-design competition and landing in 2011′s Festival of Ideas for the New City, an event in NYC meant to “harness [...]

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