Design It: Shelter Competition Winners Announced
Over the course of the summer, Design It: Shelter Competition received submissions from people in 68 countries for a total of nearly 600 entries that met competition requirements. On the occasion of the Guggenheim Museum's 50th Anniversary, we are pleased to announce the two winning entries: David Mares's CBS – Cork Block Shelter, which won the People's Prize after receiving 64,875 votes out of more than 100,000 votes submitted online by voters around the world; and David Eltang's SeaShelter, which was selected by a jury of architecture and design experts for the Juried Prize. Prizes include airfare and two nights accommodation for two in New York City, behind-the-scenes tours of the Guggenheim Museum and Google offices, and Google SketchUp Pro licenses. Congratulations to both winners!
People's Prize Winner
CBS – Cork Block Shelter
CBS – Cork Block Shelter is located in Vale de Barris, Portugal. The rectangular structure is composed of cork walls which provide thermal protection from a microclimate ranging from dry heat to damp cold. According to designer David Mares, “the dynamic facade gives visual interaction when in living-studying mode; in rest-sleep mode it closes to provide privacy for its occupant.”
Juried Prize Winner
David Eltang's SeaShelter is situated on the coastline of Denmark’s Wadden Sea, a popular location for wet hikes during low tide. Its interior workspace and observation and resting platform offer an opportunity for those hiking along the sand to experience the seabed during shifting tides, and the shelter provides a habitat for local birds and seals. According to juror David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Guggenheim, “SeaShelter creates an opportunity to experience full high tide and interact with the environment in dramatic ways. Providing a refuge for passersby and wildlife alike, the shelter invites narrative and possesses a welcoming quality that the jury viewed as reflective of the spirit of the Design It competition.”