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FLOATING COVER / Manhole Cover


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The FLOATING MANHOLE COVER is quite different from traditional ones. It has two parts: the cover part and the net part. The cover part is made of a special material which is lighter than water.
When a street is flooded, the water will lift the manhole cover to support drainage. The net part connects the manhole and the cover part. The net can efficiently prevent the accumulation of garbage from a clogged sewer.

During a flood, there are accidents that occur where people fall into missing manholes. This simple idea can prevent this accident and prevent the loss of life. Also, the lifting mechanism can enhance the drainage during a flood.
Jury Statement
We are very happy to win the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016, which is a great incentive for us to become even better designers.
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Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Ningbo, China

Leijing Zhou,
Zhejiang University

Chunan Liao,
Zhejiang University

Meng Chai,
Zhejiang University

Muchuan Wang,
Zhejiang University