Access Cover and Drainage Solutions of the Future
Birmingham City University Masters students were recently challenged to rethink the role of access covers and drainage products as part of their Product Design Conceptualism module.
Working in collaboration with Saint-Gobain PAM UK, they were challenged to rip up the rulebook and consider how “science fiction might meet science fact”.
The brief was to take these products and consider their context within their overall environment, whether in an urban cityscape or on our highways and roads. How else could these products contribute to our environment?
And who knows some of the designs may form part of our environment in future
The winning design, by Ziqiao Wang, is called the Magic Crossing. It is a kerbside drainage product that doubles up as an interactive, intelligent road crossing to improve pedestrian safety and add some fun to the urban landscape.
To see details of all the entries click on the link below:
Magic Crossing – Ziqiao Wang
Drain Lock – Zifei Qian
Chameleon – Zhiui Mai
Breathing Cover – Yu Lin Fang
Explosion Warning – Leirui Zhao
Filter Cover – Pan Pan Chen
Hologram PAM – Chara Marangou
Reconnaissance Drain – Shao-Kang Lu
Air Master – Jing Yang
City Guide – Weiying Tang
Pay Attention Please – Pei Hu
Road Angel – Kai Qiang
Smart Automatic Parking – Jiaqi Quan
Walk This Way – Yu Tang