4 proyectos del IED Barcelona, finalistas de los XXXVI Premios Habitácola Cobijo


03 June 2024

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 11 June at the Disseny Hub Barcelona

Four projects by undergraduate students at IED Barcelona (two from Interior Design and two from Product Design) are among this year’s 11 finalists of the 36th Habitácola Awards. Under the banner “Shelter”, the awards, driven by ARQUIN-FAD — the FAD Interdisciplinary Association of Space Design — raise the question of how public transport waiting micro-spaces in both cities and in rural environments should look.

Supervised by the Teachers Bet Cantallops and Ester Pujol, the proposals approach the challenge from a sustainable dimension, in connection with nature and considering new forms of social communication. Further, they take into account issues such as gender security while travelling, as well as climatology, in designing a bus stop.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 11 June at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

The four shortlisted projects are:

Interior Design

“Tramuntana” by Helena Langlois Bescos and Daniela Garcia Prieto inspired by this northern wind — the Tramontane in English —  proposes a bus stop that can swivel, allowing the micro-space to adapt to specific circumstances, both in the cold of winter, creating a safe space for the locals, and in the heat of summer, letting the cool wind pass through, with the ability to unfold its benches to create more seats.

“Pupan bus stop” by Melkorka Yrr Yrsudottir and Louise Karin Marianne Rundgren serves as a vital link for locals and tourists navigating the dynamic weather conditions of Akureyri in Iceland. The idea is that each individual traveller will have their own cocoon that can be rotated in order to achieve the ultimate protection from wind, rain and snow.

Product Design

“We got you” by Tamara Simón López de Silanes and Isabella Biancotti is a bus stop that incorporates an audible alarm button that, when pressed, activates a red light that alerts people to the presence of danger. It also includes a list of emergency telephone numbers, a 360º security camera, and an information panel.

“Ecomerge Hub” by Alvise Leòn Van Meijgaard and Ali Berk Çaglayan uses LIQUID 3 algae tech, green roofs, and an innovative exchange mechanism to design a shelter that is not just inviting, but also good for the planet.


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