FINALISTS OF THE 2021 HABITÁCOLA AWARDS
Under the theme “The 21st-century street”, students in their third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design proposed different interventions in the city, with the aim of turning the street into a more sustainable place, and a space for interaction among citizens.
“Panot XXI”, devised by students Viktoriya Omelyanovych, Kenza Cherkaoui and Eva Pradas, proposes a collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system. The idea consists of three diﬀerent tiles, each designed for a specific use (pedestrian, car or bicycle), which can absorb water vapour and dust from the air, as well as collect rainwater and debris.
Yang Jinchuang, Chloe Groch and Shahdan Saleh are the brains behind “Uplifting the City”, a project that proposes the construction of an elevated multifunctional structure aiming to bring life to the street and foster a sense of community among neighbours. It is a modular system that offers multiple functionalities, and can be transformed according to the needs of residents.