We are very happy to share that our project has been awarded by Bee Breeders, organizers of most prestigious, international architecture competitions. The project featuring Saule perovskite solar cells as a way to improve construction site containers all over the world of our team member, Katarzyna Formela, has been announced as 1st prize winner!
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 winners were the ones that combined a new aesthetic with functionality.
“The Construction Container Integrated Photovoltaics project was a submission 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.” – we read in Jury commentary.
The second and third place winners were Aram Piligian, Jeff Simmons, Devin Cressman, Martin Dion from the company Cuhaci & Peterson in the USA, and a solo submission from Ludovic Marx from Austria. Both projects perfectly married a brand new look for the containers with increased functionality.
To see the full jury comments and high res images of the project submissions, visit: constructioncontainerfacelift.beebreeders.com.