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.
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.”
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.