The studio was invited to speak at a panel discussion about the role of light in architecture with Claude Engle IV with whom we have collaborated on various projects over the last two decades both during our time at Foster + Partners and afterwards on our own public and private projects in Europe and overseas. The focus of the discussion was to explain the innovative approach that Claude and his father Claude Engle III have contributed to key public projects in the realm of architectural lighting. The discussion ranged from the early design stage concepts and their testing and documentation as the designs develop – via mock-ups and virtual testing. These were particularly important for ground-breaking schemes such as the Reichstag (the new German parliament in Berlin), Stansted airport, the Portia Winery or the Bilbao Metro system where the architects worked with the designer.
The studio was invited to presented its ground-breaking interactive all glass bus shelter at the Smart Cities World Expo in Barcelona by the regional government´s environment ministry and the Barcelona design museums innovation hub - MaterFAD. The display of the shelter included the presentation of the jury video of the competition winning scheme in Denmark as well as the scale model of the scheme that was under development with the Nordic Glazing Association.
The team formed by the joint venture between Borgos Pieper, Nova Ingenieria and Grupotec have been selected winners of the competition to complete the first phase of construction of the park which will start site operations in early 2015.
Borgos Pieper have won the prestigious International Red Dot Concept Design Award 2014 from a field of 4,791 entrants from over 60 countries. The innovative design of the Glass Shelter, pushes the boundaries of glazing technologies as well as media content.