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mastercarrot
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Hi,

 

I wonder what kind of project would be elegible for that prize. They write about "innovative products, which still may be in stage of implementation" so I´m not sure if you just have to send them a description of the idea or something else to show the product. May be photos or videos.

 

Has anyone participated in the competition?

 

 

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Never heard of this before - what exactly is it for, I must admit I had to google it to get a view - it concerns forestry and wooden sustainability, did I get that right.

Hmm, what kind of project? I think something recycable or at least something that invents a new use of a base material. Do you have soemthing special in mind?

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I read about some projects such as Nordic Wooden Cities or the Tes Energy Facade. The first one was about supporting urban development with wooden structures in several nordic cities.
I wonder if they just sent a description of the project or started implementing new ideas first.

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Ah cool thanx, better to watch before - hmm, hard to tell I think whenever you apply for a prize or an scholarship, of course there is maybe more than a draft needed, structured bases and descriptions maybe also like sketches and first tryouts - but maybe the projects also can get done afterwards, or in the process of getting done.

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Thx for the link.

This is only my opinion but judging from the impressions of the winning products, teams and technologies I´d assume that those guys worked on the products/projects and materials and not only on the description.

It´s just an assumption but since some of the them were mixing materials they must have been working with those materials :)

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Thx for the link.

This is only my opinion but judging from the impressions of the winning products, teams and technologies I´d assume that those guys worked on the products/projects and materials and not only on the description.

It´s just an assumption but since some of the them were mixing materials they must have been working with those materials :)

Yes, I think the entrants are working in some capacity in the industry.

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I think it would also be quite interesting to see how many projects apply and also the ones which didn't win the actual prizes, as there are many as I can see - but anyway, i think a lot of new inspirations can be found on this.

Who is the actual winner of the prize, does anybody know by now?

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I´ve read about some awarded projects but it would be interesting to read about the winners this year.

What do you think about the glued-in perforated steel plates? That connection method seems to offer new possibilities for wood construction such as the floating staircase at the university of Vancouver.

It looks like a "free-floating" staircase! That seems like a pretty original idea.

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As I could find out, there is this Austrian company and its boss, Wiesner and he won the prize this year, the main prize, and for the evolving and long-term securing his company i this sustainable business - as I could unterstand.

Free floating staricase - a cool thing. Yes, there is always so much more then we can imagine and also as i like design, there is so much more to see and surround yourself.

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Hey guys, I heard about this prize! It's super interesting. Isn't it called Schweighofer Prize because it is funded by a family called Schweighofer? Free floating staircase sounds awesome too, not quite sure how that would work though :P So Wiesner is the name of the person who won this year's prize right? I had a look at their website and all the winners were updated there if anyone wants to read more about it.

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Nah it's awarded every two years according to their website. It is a monetary prize but also a title / an honour I guess which will help your team or company to flourish for sure, so worth quite a bit. But there is definitely some money involved, dont know the exact amount though.

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Ok, lets still watch the schweighofer prizes homepage a bit, I Think they will send out soon more infos, also when to apply for a project and also with what standards. As this is also of importance. And have a look at past projects helps you evaluate if yours is the same level maybe.

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They have updated it now actually - it's all up for download, in a Pdf if I'm not mistaken (need to check exactly though!). And pictures of the vent can be found here: http://pictures.schweighofer-prize.org/thumbnails.php?album=2Ok found it, it's indeed a pdf and can be downloaded here: https://ssl.schweighofer-prize.org/press/

I think since they just had their prize awarding ceremony that it will be a while before they send out information about the next prize. Odds are though that the criteria and requirements won't change much, if anyone wanted to apply for it here.

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Ok, lets still watch the schweighofer prizes homepage a bit, I Think they will send out soon more infos, also when to apply for a project and also with what standards. As this is also of importance. And have a look at past projects helps you evaluate if yours is the same level maybe.

 

Yeah, that would be a good orientation point. In case of doubt about the application you can also ask them directly I guess.

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Yes that's a good point. In any case, lots of time until the next one, so also enough time to inform yourselves and ask questions. The organisers' postal address and e-mail addresses in also on the website from what I've seen. But I understand that anyone interested might prefer to ask on a forum first - when I apply for something that I really want to get, I get quite worried about embarrassing myself by asking the advertiser / organiser silly questions :P Of course it's the best way to be sure you got all the instructions right, but there you have it. We don't always make total sense :P So totally understandable for me to ask here first :)

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Haha - thats always the point - yes, make yourself understandable and of course be prepared, and of course everything in life is about sharing and all that. By the way, they have a lot of interesting projects as I could understand now, it is also on a very international level.

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