Borgos Pieper have won the first prize in the International Design Competition sponsored by the Nordic Centre of Glass (NCFG)’s for an all glass bus shelter prototype that will serve suburban and urban destinations in the Copenhagen Metropolitan Area. The proposal was selected from 275 entries which were submitted for the open competition with participants from over 20 countries.
The project also has been awarded with the Red Dot Design award 2014 in the Concept Design category from a field of 4,791 entries from 60 countries.
Working together with specialist glazing engineers IPIG, the design is for a prototype interactive, all-glass bus shelter to be tested in Denmark using advances made with new media, structure and lighting technology in its construction. Parts of the structure were mocked-up at full-scale in December 2013 at the national glaziers school in Holbaek with a full size mock-up due for completion in late 2014.
The project has been exhibited at the Design Museum in Singapore, in the major glass technology and design trade fair, Glasstec in Duesseldorf in the prestigious Glass Technology Live section as well as the Smart Cities Forum in Barcelona in 2016. It is currently on exhibit at the Design Hub in Barcelona.