TetraPOT

DesignerSheng-Hung Lee
Prize1st Place in Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design
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Entry Description

TetraPOT is a sea defence sustainable system made of concrete, organic materials and plants. It comes with plant seeds in a decomposable pot. Randomly distributed TetraPOTs along coastlines will eventually interlock to create a long-lasting sea defence of growing trees and roots that help keep the blocks in place. As plants grow inside out from TetraPOT, the roots will intertwine and gradually become a natural sea defence. The shape and placement will enable TetraPOTs to interlock with each other and form a structured web. The design not only prevents soil erosion, but also helps to protect and create a natural habitat. It’s not only a defence, but also an ecosystem. A home for other livings.

About Designer

Sheng-Hung Lee is a designer, maker and professor. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge, different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients in multi-disciplinary teams. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact on and can be integrated into society.

Awards and Prize

2017 ─ iF, Gold ─ Discipline Professional Concept 2017 ─ Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University 2017 ─ European Product Design Award, Gold ─ Design for Sustainability 2016 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Environments 2016 ─ red dot Design Award, Winner ─ Habitat 2016 ─ James Dyson Award, National Wineer (Taiwan) & International Top 20 Winner 2016 ─ Spark Award, Winner ─ Concept, Professional 2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Silver ─ Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze ─ Disposable and Single-Use Product Design 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Gold ─ Design for Society, Sustainable Products 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Bathroom Fittings/Appliances 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Honorable Mention ─ Safety Design 2016 ─ Sichuan-Taiwan Industrial Design Awards, Silver ─ Environments 2015 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 2015 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept 2013 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept 2013 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Interaction 2013 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ Braun Prize, Special Mention ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Gold 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Excellent Prize 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Best Creative Award 2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Runner-up ─ Consumer Products 2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Equipment 2012 ─ red dot Award: winner ─ Design Concept 2011 ─ red dot Award, Best of the Best ─ Design Concept