Contanima Prize for Research Collaboration

A Research Collaboration of University of Catania, Polytechnic of Milan and CAAD at ETH Zürich won the Contanima Price. The competition “Outside the Box_Low and High Technologies for the Emergencies” was focused on identifying design ideas for resolving various problems in emergency situations. Michel Versachi developed a self-erecting construction, that can be created by inserting precut elements into an airtight bag and applying vauum pressure. It has two shapes: one on its non-deflated and a second in the deflated state. The kinectic principle applies to this constructions as it grows of moves into its final shape. >>>