eric olsen wins metropolis' next generation® design prize
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the fifth edition of metropolis' next generation® design prize was recently awarded to architect and professor,
eric olsen. the 2008 edition of the prestigious design prize was based around the theme of water. olsen's project,
a solar water disinfecting tarpaulin, was awarded 10,000 USD for coming out on top of a very competitive field.
created for transporting and purifying water, his design can be used in a variety of areas were potable water is
inaccessible. the design is a lightweight and flexible bag which is created through digital manufacturing and
cleans water through passive solar radiation. more information on the project will be published in metropolis'
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