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GIGA Material Challenge 2015 Beijing Session (August 22nd): Keller are Masters of the Competition

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  • By opionGIGA
  • Date August 25th, 2015 16:47
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  • Saturday August 22nd is a great day for GIGA Material Challenge 2015 Beijing Session hosted by the the Anglican Church (now the CBC site) in Tonglinge road, Beijing. 

    The GIGA Material Challenge centers around the premise that architects and designers learn more about building materials and finishes when they experience them first-hand. By pairing the design community with participating suppliers, the GIGA Material Challenge offers a day of intensive learning and detailed demonstrations covering the technical aspects of different products and building materials.   There isn't a more interactive, materials-focused competition that is this much fun anywhere!

    The sky of Beijing in event day is really blue, finally, we have 17 teams of designers participated in this spirited competition. The Material providers present were Voxflor, Wilsonart, Milliken, HD/NBK® and Antron®. 

    Competition was incredibly tight, with the winner being decided only with the final Challenge. In the end, Keller Architect team earned first place and walked away with new iWatch. Inkmason finished second and Gensler finished in third. Both teams won MRKT designer bags. 


    With Voxflor Eurogarden carpet, designers are required to finish an artwork with the theme: When Beijing Quadrangle meets Colors. Glue is NOT allowed to use. 


    Wilsonart cut the same size from SPC Decorative Board as unit block. Designers could get un-limited amount of blocks to build your building, art installation, sculpture, etc. 


    With the topic of “Milliken 150 years’ celebration”, designers need to create a design piece by using the given materials. 

    HD/ NBK® Terracotta Panel

    Designers are required to design the facade of a high-end hotel, combining with NBK® Terracotta Panel and Terracotta Baguette. 


    Make a lamp with Antron® yarn, clothes hanger & tree branches will be also provided. 

    ALL event photos, please click here: https://www.gigabase.org/en/mc#events/9/gallery

    One more GIGA Material Challenge in 2015, stay tuned on it!

    Shanghai Session: October 25th. 

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