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E-Harbour / Charging station

E-Harbour
E-Harbour

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

E-Harbour
E-Harbour
E-Harbour

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

Nowadays, electric yachts are more and more popular among consumers. But there still isn't sufficient charging infrastructure for a range of journeys. The E-HARBOUR water charging station provides an adequate clean energy supply for various electric vessels. The modular design can be used in individual floating islands or clusters in coastal communities. A self-sailing power bank with a solar power station could also be used to distribute power further out to sea.

The E-HARBOUR charging station is a well-designed solution for sustainable energy supply on water. With more and more people buying boats, this solution makes it much more viable to choose a clean, electric alternative. The clever modular system provides flexibility that makes this design suitable for different purposes and areas. An alluring form and use of materials combined with multifunctionality make for a very attractive and convincing design.
Jury Statement
I am so excited to receive this honor, and also thank the teachers from HGK and the project partners who supported me. This is also a project I completed alone during my exchange semester in Switzerland. I hope that a company can implement this concept and put it into use.
Winner Statement
University

Hochschule für Gestaltung u. Kunst Basel FHNW

Hochschule für Gestaltung u. Kunst Basel FHNW
Basel, Switzerland

Yigang Shen,
Academy of Art and Design Basel of FHNW