Lead DesignerHakan Gursu
Prize(s)1st Place in Transportation / Nautical/Boats
Entry Description

Delphi is inspired by the ferries used in the modern coastal cities. Delphi is a combination of luxury, comfort, aesthetic and high performance. Delphie is a contemporary transportation unit designed for sea-tours and sea-transportation in coastal cities. It can carry up to 32 passengers and lets them to have a visually delightful and comfortable experience of travel. Because of using high performance materials such as aluminum and composites, Delphi offers efficiency in travel with a touch of elegance. With its windows that placed all around the cabinet, Delphi has a spacious interior and panoramic view. All seats are positioned in a combination that enables all passengers to have better view of the city and the sea. With an overall length of 16 meters, the catamaran is powered through double 500 hp engines. The interior area is 52 square meters with kitchenette, toilet and luggage shelves.


HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his master’s degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo.
He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.