Gallery: METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION 2008 Winner Announced!


The 2008 Metropolis Magazine Next Generation design competition challenged young architects and designers to create a sustainable solution to make the world better, and safer, with ideas related to the theme of ‘water.’ We are thrilled to announce that this year’s $10,000 prize was awarded to San Francisco based architect and CCA professor Eric Olsen! Olsen’s winning design is a Solar Water Disinfecting Tarpaulin, a revolutionary design that promises to provide portable and potable water anywhere that it is needed.

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  1. daddypops July 18, 2008 at 8:23 am

    A fantastic solution to one of the world’s most compelling needs. I am certain that funding through the many church based relief organizations will be readily available when mass production begins. The United Methodist Church alone has spent millions of dollars trying to overcome the shortage of clean water.. I am sure this would be much cheaper than the trial and error method of drilling wells and then testing for contamination.

  2. Inhabitat » Metro... May 17, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    […] include Edible Estates author Fritz Haeg, fuseproject founder Yves Behar, award-winning architect Eric Olsen, and Inhabitat’s own Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H Design. Fresh from her recent […]

  3. askmags May 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    how heavy is it when its full?

  4. makewealthhistory May 7, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Always great to see design aimed at the those who need it the most. A worthy winner, and let\’s hope someone buys up that design and puts it into production very soon.

  5. alinia May 6, 2008 at 12:33 am

    That is brilliant! How much does it cost for one?

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