MOME - Moholy Nagy Művészeti Egyetem



BraunPrize 2012

Flow 2nd model1BraunPrize 2012 had a record participation with 2399 submissions from 73 nations. Among the participants were 1850 students and 549 professionals.

In total the jury selected 50 outstanding projects as part of the BraunPrize 2012 exhibition. 30 of them were chosen to be National Winners from 15 regions in two categories: Design Students and Design Professionals/Enthusiasts. The winners of the National and Global BraunPrize Awards will be announced during the celebratory BraunPrize 2012 event at Braun's headquarters in Kronberg, Germany.

One of the 50 outstanding projects is 'Flow' made by Alberto Vasquez, student of MOME.

'Flow' is a bamboo-made, self-maintaining public lighting system which operates on the principle of vertical wind turbine. The whole lamp disintegrates in nature except for the electronics – LEDs, wires and dynamo – which after time can be recycled without down-cycling. It can be installed in any place beyond the reach of the electric grid and solve the lack of public lighting there. Due to the simple junctions and mechanics, it can also be produced by the local unskilled workforce.