Paris – Movin’On, the world’s leading ecosystem of strategic anticipation and co-innovation for sustainable mobility, unveils the three winners of the Movin’On Challenge Design, whose theme for the 2022 edition was “DELIVERED: bringing people what they need”. From 1er September 2021 to 1er March 2022, artists, designers, engineers, architects, urban planners and creative people from all over the world were invited to participate in this unique competition evaluated by a prestigious international jury. Since its creation, the Movin’On Challenge Design has received more than 14,000 entries from 134 countries.
First prize: AGORA, Damián Mora, Pau Verdú, Fabiana Pando, Víctor Fernández, María Mora – Spain.
This new edition of Movin’On Challenge Design is dedicated to the AGORA concept created by Damián Mora and his team of 3 industrial design engineers and a graphic designer. The young Barcelona native specializes in modelling, rendering and 3D animation. His work is recognized for its environmental consistency and attention to detail.
Focusing on access to culture, the team’s AGORA project draws its inspiration from Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. The AGORA concept thus plans to open up delivery – usually limited to goods or services – to other areas, allowing the most significant number of people to experience cultural and entertainment spaces in the flesh.
Second prize: GAC FORMA, Sharon Ramalingam Radhakrishnan – India.
Second place goes to Sharon Ramalingam Radhakrishnan for his concept GAC FORMA. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art Intelligent Mobility in London, Sharon, interned as an OLA Electric Mobility interior designer.
His project, called GAC FORMA, provides a new solution adapted to the challenges of automobile traffic present in many cities. Built around a subscription service, it predicts the end of a car ownership culture, a practice responsible for significant space consumption and street congestion for parking purposes. GAC FORMA is also planning a car model that folds widthwise, allowing a considerable gain in space.
Third prize: R.R:ALPHA, Imthiyas Ahmed Sheik – India.
Finally, third place in the Movin’On Challenge Design is awarded to Imthiyas Ahmed Sheik, a 2nd-year student at the M.I.T. Institute of Design, Pune, India, for his R.R:ALPHA concept.
The R.R:ALPHA project imagines an automobile capable of connecting rural and urban areas to open up regions that are sometimes isolated and subject to a significant departure. Combining a contraction wheel and a zorbing ball, R.R:ALPHA provides a feasible and functional solution, allowing the simultaneous transport of a large number of goods on different terrains; even in case of flooding, the vehicle becomes amphibious.
Members of the jury for the 2022 edition:
- Nick Mailhiot, Movin’On Challenge Design Chairman.
- Craig Metros, Former Design Director, North American Truck, S.U.V. & Commercial, Ford Motor Company. Instructor of automotive design, College for Creative Studies.
- Chris Chapman, Former Design Director, Hyundai Design of North America. Design consultant.
- Angela Hariche, CEO of Catapult Design.
- Freeman Thomas, CEO of Meyers Manx. Former global advanced Design Director, Ford Motor Company.
- Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design.
- Dave Marek, Acura global Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
- Frank Saucedo, Design Director, General Motors.
- Damien Michelin, honorary juror