sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
 
sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
jul 20, 2011

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

‘r4 people’, renault redesign concept by sebastian pablo salanova

 

 

‘r4 people’ is a concept car by argentinan designer sebastian pablo salanova which aims to integrate the essence of renault’s original design with sustainable economy. with the premise of creating an inclusive and accessible vehicle, this proposal includes both hatchback and van styles that can be used in diverse contexts. the concept is one of fifty projects shortlisted from over 3200 submissions from 92 countries in designboom’s recent RENAULT 4 EVER competition, which asked participants to redesign the renault 4 with an eye towards historical lineage, contemporary aesthetics, and sustainable design.

the look of ‘r4 people’ maintains the simplicity of its ancestor but addresses modern environmental concerns: to minimize long-range ecological impact, the five-door hatchback and two-door van are both powered by engines with an electric lithium battery. seats are given extra functionality with a hollow structure for storage, and floor coverings are created from natural fibers. plastic components are likewise formed with recycled materials, and the body and side molding are made from aluminum. lastly, the exterior features LED front and rear lights.

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry concept

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry rear

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry right

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry front LED light detail

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry back LED light detail

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry interior

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry interior diagram

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

internal diagram

 

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry body render

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

two-door van

 

 

sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry five-door hatchback

 

 

renault is proud of the results of the RENAULT 4 EVER competition and extends sincere thanks to all of its participants. the jury has still not made its final decision on the winning entry, but the results will be published to designboom at the end of july.

  • cause they are the results! the shortlist!

    YO
  • One of the contest Rules was:
    It is important that you keep your design(s) confidential until the results of
    the competition are published.

    Please explain that , Why these 7 Design have shown before contest result????

    Farzad Barkhordary
  • WHATEVER!! QUE GANE EL MEJOR!!!

    YO
  • I think I am more realistic on this: in the end it’s a design competition and it will be the main criteria of evaluation. The critics has been pretty sharp but I don’t think unexpected. When I first heard about this I thought “They’re crazy; you can’t redesign the 4L, it’s superhard or impossible”.
    Circular economy and all the rest is an addition to spice up the contest and make extra difference, but I think that’s asking too much from designers; there are scientists and researchers allover the world working on this for decades and we’re still realistically decades far from susteinable and radically different transportation, and when it comes, I doubt it will look like any car on the road now, it will be more bicycles and bike-like cars and smart public transportation

    m25
  • I am there with What? perhaps Designboom was expecting a more positive response by readers and not so much disappointment. Needless to say, It was NOT an easy competition. I have felt like Konrad regarding the shown entries so far, I feel that what has been shown was selected more on the basis of 3D variations on the original R4 rather than on the depth of concept and exploration of what a modern day R4 could be considering the original meant so many things to so many people and the opportunity that this competition presented to evolve it and propose alternatives to the future of transportation

    ArtCrit
  • So… What happened to the other shortlisted finalists? Why did Designboom stopped showing them, there are atleast 42 to be seen, for now we have 8 and now a silence about it.

    I guess they weren´t expecting so many bad coments? Don´t know, but it´s a bit strange the flow of finalists stopped coming.

    What?
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