The jury of the 2018 Design Competition met on July 19th and decided the winners of the contest's thirteenth edition.
The CEI Award for the best design from one of the non-EU CEI countries has been assigned to Milan Ranković, a Serbian designer that presented the project named "S-case", a portable solar suitcase that uses solar panels to produce electric energy and that can also be used for cooking.
Meriç Arslanoğlu from Turkey and born in 1992 wins the TRIESTE Award and also the BEBA Award, for the youngest participant selected. His project CON-TAG # transforms the Porto Vecchio in a virtual and floating square shaped like a balloon.
Julia Landsiedl from Austria wins the GILLO DORFLES Award with the project "Buoy". A buoy is a floating device that can have many purposes. The project in recycled polyester is inspired by buoys located in the Gulf of Trieste and has a dual use: the big BUOYS invite people to take a seat, rest and chat; the smaller BUOYS are portable pillows, which are useful on any other trip.
Two Special Mentions were also assigned. For the Trieste Session to the Turkey group formed by Cansu Dinç, Beyzanur Meriç, Sunay Paşaoğlu, Ebranur Yýlmaz, with the project "threshang" and for the General Session to the Croatian designer Ines Vlahović, with the project "Sal_ary".
Trieste, July 31, 2018