c water by chao gao iida awards 2010
c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010
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

c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010 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.

c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010

c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010 compactable design

c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010

c water by chao gao   iida awards 2010

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

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  • I would think that making the properties of the upper surfaces and side walls appropriately different could achieve a high degree of capture. And the Watercone is designed to be placed over what amounts to a puddle or pool, whereas the c-water seems to be envisioned as used for different conditions. I’d be interested in how the two compare in field tests in various environments. I’d be especially interested if a collapsible cone were tested against the c-water.

    Daniel [oeconomist.com]
  • distiled water also gives you diarrhea.
    the most original idea for collecting vapour water, ive ever seen this week. very orignal.

  • The rain water or distiled water does not contain minerals, it is not mineral water.

  • Yes, I thought of the water cone too. The water cone potentially involves a larger area without drop lose.

  • remember the already appraised water cone? here the water will drip from the ribs and only a small amount will get to the container.

  • brilliant! well done!

  • so simple, are you sure that it works?
    should be THE solution!


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