Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Blue Aqua / Micro Home

Blue Aqua
Blue Aqua

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2017

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2017

Self-sufficient life on the water: With our concept, we want to use available water surfaces and create new living space to make the best use of special locations. The energy is generated directly with water-force, and also with regard to the internal water supply. Blue Aqua works completely autonomously. Water is taken from the river and purified to obtain drinking-water quality. The resulting waste water passes through a new cleaning process and is subsequently returned to the water source. The organic form supports the positive energy balance. The construction is characterized by high stability and the perfect micro-climate inside.

A timely concept that involves an ecological, sustainable way of living in a 'nest' on the water. The project also looks at water from different perspectives and in its different functions but always as part of a balanced design solution related to dwelling in an environmentally friendly system.
Jury-Statement
Thanks a lot for this amazing award! We are very happy that our work has been recognized. Special thanks go to the jury and Professor Susanne Schade, who supported us during the project.
Winner Statement
University

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Elisa Schittenhelm,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Sarah Sanwald,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Go to profile