TetraPOT

Lead DesignerSheng-Hung Lee
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Prize(s)1st Place in Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design
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.

Bio

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