SolBooth

Lead DesignerHakan Gürsu
Prize(s)3rd Place in Other Products Designs / Other Products designs
Entry Description

Aiming to create a sustainable and iconic communication point for modern urban environment, Solbooth is an eco-telephone booth that uses solar energy. Design is created with a concern for transparency, especially for touristic areas where product almost blends in with urban space with see-through surfaces. Also emphasizes accessibility, it is an all-in-one point of communication for phoning and info getting on city. Unfolding spaces in interior are provided for easy usage.
Using tempered glass and stainless steel, materials complement to simple design language. Phone and interactive screens are included.

Bio

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.