View pictures from winner ceremony (by Hans Koistinen)
”Papilio” convinced the jury with its lively forms and extensive potential for further applications
Soon-to-graduate architect from the University of Lund in Sweden, Selime Osman, and architect and designer Ilyas Awadh drew their inspiration from a swarm of butterflies. They added a third dimension to fibre-cement boards, and from that created a modular system of fibre-cement butterflies. The basic component is a three-dimensional fibre-cement triangle. With the organic form and colours of the components, "Papilio" brings natural and lively shapes into the rough station environment. The jury recognises that the component has very diverse potential for development and applications – both in the Malmi station and in many other locations.
Read more information about "Papilio" here
Arklab served a designed fibre-cement waffle
The second-placed entry, "Malmi waffles", by Swedish Arklab Sthlm, strives to highlight the high level of energy in a station area and to bring in "soft design". The proposal is based on re-inventing the use of the classic corrugated roofing sheets, which is a 100 year old industrial design icon. This resulted in new, very interesting and ever surprising wall structures that dramatically change appearance depending on perspective of the passer by. When viewed from the side, the wavy edges merge into an ornamentative, light-filtering pattern. When viewed straight on, the vision is radially blurred by the depth of the structure.
Read more information about "Malmi waffles" here
MDSURP showed firm repetition
In the entry "MDSUPR", by Russian architects Maxim Bataev and Anna Suprunova, a variety of travel and movement related symbolisms can be found – seagulls, clouds, flight. In the modular shelter system, fibre-cement boards have been used as a surface material and, according to the jury, it has its strength in the very clean design and firm repetition which in a very elegant way covers large areas such as station platforms.
Read more information about "MDSUPR" here
Very high level of architecture and design
View the 12 shortlisted entries here
Empowering design ideas for outstanding life settings
“It is fantastic that the competition has attracted so many talented teams of architects and designers from around the world. We reached the goal with Bullhorn – Cembrit Design Competition which was to release courage and generate enriching solutions for built environments that need attention – in this case urban transit areas.” states Mr Kåre Berenthz-Nicolaisen, Group Brand Manager at Cembrit and continues “Now we look forward to showcasing the best entries and sharing them with International peers, giving the ideas the attention they deserve.”
The three winner prototypes are now on show in the “Bullhorn – Cembrit Design Competition” together with the other 13 top entries from the competition.
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Ms Monica Förster, Designer (S)
Mr Esa Ruskeepää, Architect (FI)
Mr Jari Paukkonen, Cembrit (FI)
Ms Ulla-Kirsti Junttila, Urban Designer (FI)
Mr Elias Rainio, Architect (FI)