c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010
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oct 05, 2010
c water by chao gao iida awards 2010

‘c-water’ by chao gao from china, one of the 2nd prize winners for iida 2010

the incheon international design awards 2010 competition organized by designboom
in collaboration with incheon metropolitan city, south korea received entries from over 4000 participants
in a call for fresh and sustainable designs that aim to change our daily city living.

the iida 2010 awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition will be held on
the 18th of november 2010 at the songdo convensia in incheon, korea.
the winning entries will also be exhibited until 21st of november 2010 at the incheon international design fair,
a worldly design festival which takes place at the songdo convensia.

the jury was composed of:
edward barber & jay ossgerby, barberosgerby co-founder and designers, uk
oki sato , designer and nendo founder, japan
gabriele pezzini, designer, hermes design director, italy
jill fehrenbacher, inhabitat founder and editor in chief, usa
birgit lohmann, editor in chief, designboom
soon-jong lee, professor at design dept, seoul national university, korea
sang-soo ahn, professor at visual communication design dept. hongik university, korea
chul-bae lee, vice-president of lg lectronics, corporate design center, korea
heung-soo jeon, design manager of incheon metropolitan city, korea


grand prize:
‘sang.stone.road’ by thomas kosbau + andrew wetzler from usa

second prizes:
‘c-water’ by chao gao from china
‘spiral garden system’ by benet dalmau + saida dalmau + anna julibert + carmen villar from spain

third prizes:
‘re;energy’ by jin sik kim + bo sung seo from korea
‘ecooler’ by mey kahn + boaz kahn from israel
‘water vapor’ by sang-wook park + sin-jeong lee + ho-young lee + heyon-ju jo from korea

diagram of mechanism

designer’s own words:
‘c-water’ is a device which produces freshwater. it evaporates sewage, salt water and other watery
objects by the use of heat, which is generated from sunlight. it is applicable to wetlands, beaches, boats,
sewage and other places. it has a flexible and compactable design. not only can it be used as a deflector
of steam, it is also space-saving and convenient for transporting. what’s more, it is beneficial for travelers.
the aim of ‘c-water’ is to advocate the value of creating highly environmental protection with low costs.

compactable design

stay tuned as designboom features the other winning entries plus a number of shortlisted designs in the following days.

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organized by designboom in collaboration with incheon metropolitan city,
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