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Shelter Competition winner makes good in Shanghai

We were happy as clams when we heard from David Mares earlier this week. You might remember David as the winner of the People’s Prize in the Design It: Shelter Competition we ran with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation last year. His entry “CBS – Cork Block Shelter” received almost 65% of the 100,000 votes cast by participants around the world.

David Mares' People's Prize-winning entry: CBS – Cork Block Shelter

It would appear that David’s winning design has been turned into a physical scale model, and is at this very moment on display in the Portuguese pavillion at EXPO Shanghai 2010. Not only that, but David went to China, too – along with the other 68 million visitors from 200 countries. He writes:

“I send you some pictures to share with you another moment that was only possible thanks to the initiative from Google and the NY’s Guggenheim Museum – Design It: Shelter Competition 2009.”

The Portuguese pavillion at EXPO Shanghai 2010.

David Mares' CBS – Cork Block Shelter installed in the Portuguese pavillion.

Congratulations to David, and thanks again to our friends at the Guggenheim; you were wonderful collaborators, and I hope we get the chance to work together again soon.

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