Submission: June 30, 2016
Registration: June 30, 2016
Prizes: 1st. Prize: €10,000, 2nd. Prize: €5,000, 3rd. Prize: €2,500
Type: Architecture Students
Limited only by your imagination and skill, the Guardian Student Design Challenge represents an outstanding opportunity for you to present your ideas to a world-leading innovator in glass material technology and an international jury and be recognised as a talented designer.
The objectives of the Guardian Student Design Challenge are to stimulate creativity in the application of flat glass and to inspire the next generation of designers in the use of a material that goes beyond its perceived limits. At Guardian we want to encourage and nurture the talent and imagination of student designers and to drive a higher level of competence by working in close partnership to meet the future needs of society and industry.
The design challenge invites student designers to create and develop interior application ideas for Guardian Clarity™ anti-reflective glass.
Glass is found in many of today’s interiors, but what about tomorrow? What functional combinations will be needed to satisfy consumers in three or five years’ time? To imagine and conceptualise those products is the challenge set for this competition.
The following are the three heads for exploration for the Guardian Student Design Challenge:
- Living – Objects that integrate with the needs of the individual and those of the family unit at home
- Working – Products that help to support business activities in an attractive, comfortable and efficient manner
- Playing – Products that improve the experience of the audience by providing unhindered vision as well as total protection for visitors as well as participants in a cultural and/or leisure environment
Entries must utilise one or more Guardian glass products of which minimum one must be anti-reflective Guardian Clarity™ glass.
The winning designs will be displayed at the Guardian stand at the Glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf (Germany) from September 20-23, 2016. This will bring the winners into direct contact with a wide international, professional audience.Travel cost for prize winners will be reimbursed.
The prizes offered by Guardian reflect both the level of importance and quality expectation of this competition.
The jury will select 3-5 finalists who will compete for the following prizes*:
- 1st Prize = 10.000 euro
- 2nd Prize = 5.000 euro
- 3rd Prize = 2.500 euro
Additionally, the winning designs will be displayed at the Guardian stand at the Glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf (Germany) from September 20-23, 2016. This will bring the winners into direct contact with a wide international, professional audience.Travel cost for prize winners will be reimbursed.
Furthermore the prize winners will be announced at a press conference during the Glasstec exhibition which will deliver publicity for the winners and their designs.
Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to each of the finalists.
About the Glasstech Exhibition
A bi-annual event, staged in Dűsseldorf, Germany, it is the meeting point for the world of glass; it is not only the world’s largest trade fair for the glass industry and its’ suppliers but also the most international event.
There is no other event which represents the entire spectrum of the glass world – from production to processing and application right up to recycling.
In 2014, the Glasstec comprised 1,217 exhibitors from 51 countries, and was visited by approximately 43,000 industry professionals from 87 countries.
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Through its research and development centers (Science & Technology Center for glass and Advanced Development Center for automotive), Guardian is at the forefront of innovation. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.