11 December 2009

Bike Share Design Competition Winners Announced

Last night here in Copenhagen the City held a cool and funky awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Open International Design Competition for a new bike share system for Copenhagen.

It was definately the coolest bicycle event of the climate conference and the venue was filled to the brim. Awards, cava, radler beer, canapés and funky DJs. Can't beat it. Above you can see a 20 minute film of the awards ceremony.

The competition recieved 127 entries from five continents, far more than expected and the standard, according to the jury was extremely high. So high, in fact, that they Jury decided to award two first prizes. Here's the list.

First Prize: Lots Design, Koucky & Green Idea Factory
Project: OPENbike.
See more on the competition website.

First Prize:
Thomas Coulbeaut
Project: MyLoop.
See more on the competition website.

Second Prize:
Kaspar Grundahl & Morten Engel
Project: COBI
See more on the competition website.

Third Prize:
Jacob Kristensen & Malte Agerskov
Project: Den Blå Brise / The Blue Breeze
See more on the competition website.

special prize
Special Prize for Most Exciting Bicycle Design:
Jung Geun Tak & Shinhyun Kang
Project: Cyclink.
See more on the competition website.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone in attendance for a great evening! You can see all the entries on the website cphbikeshare.com


Klaus Mohn said...

Stacking is indeed interesting design, but Mickael, you've used the Vélib system, you know that you gotta be able to choose the one bike that's not broken from the rack...
Pretty exciting still.

Kim said...

Not too sure about those wheel covers, OK if you in a place where the wind never blows, but in the real world...

Kevin Love said...

I must echo the "real world" criticism. The winners don't seem to have any real world experience. I question if they are robust enough for an urban bikeshare scheme.

That's a major reason why Toronto went with the Bixi. It works. It held up to all the abuse people in Montreal could throw at it.

Mikael said...

good point, klaus.

the point with this competition was to gather a catalogue of ideas.

the final version will, no doubt, be effective and take all of these things into consideration.