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GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016: Defending Champions HPP Win Again!

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  • Date October 25th, 2016 16:18
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  • GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016: Defending Champions HPP Win Again!

    Above: Participants from GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016


    On October 22nd, GIGA successfully held the Shanghai Material Challenge 2016 Session at E Peng Hui (EPH) - a Green Innovation Industrial Park, formerly a piano factory with a history of 100+ years. 

    19 teams from some of the top design, material and construction firms in Shanghai joined us at the EPH for a day of fun, innovative and friendly design challenges. The typhoon, obviously, did not deter the participants from joining the challenge. After over four hours of intense competition, designers from HPP won the first prize and walked away with Apple watches. Designers from SRIBS finished in the second place and took home each a Parrot MiniDrone while the Tongji Tiandi Innovation Design Firm + BAU combined team came third, winning a Broad Air Purifier (for vehicles) each. Other participating companies included Infinity Design, Robarts Interiors, Gensler, UDG, Zhenshiliang Interior Design Company, A00 Architecture, and IADC. 


    Above Image: Designers from HPP - Winners of the GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016. 

    Above Image: SRIBS designers – Second Prize Winners at the GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016


    Above Image: Tongji Tiandi Innovation Design Firm + BAU - Third Prize Winners at the GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016.


    The GIGA Material Challenge revolves 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 Material Challenge offers a day of intensive learning of material finishes, their practical applications, details on different installation techniques, and demonstrations of the various technical aspects of different products and building materials. 

    There aren’t many interactive, creative, ‘material-intensive’ and team building-focused competitions elsewhere that are as much fun!




    Above: Special thanks to Pure & Whole for serving delicious and healthy food at the event. 


    Participating manufacturers at the GIGA Material Challenge Shanghai 2016 include: Voxflor, HunterDouglas, VMZINC, imondi and Hipaint. 


    Suppliers’ Task Briefs for Participating Teams:


    Voxflor - A Chinese tile carpet manufacturer with HPD, Declare, CRI Green Label Plus Certifications.


    Task Brief:  SEASON

    Designers were required to make an art piece with the theme “SEASON”, the name of Voxflor’s new carpet collection, with the requirement to use natural elements as their elements. 

    Above image: Winners of Voxflor's activity.



    HunterDouglas - The company’s mantra is, “Not only are the world’s architects and designer our partners, they’re our inspiration.”


    Task Brief:  Wonderful Minds at Sun Control

    Designers were required to design a building facade with shading system and create a model with colored pottery.

    Above image: Winners of Hunter Douglas’ task sharing their design. 

    Above image: Winners and their showcase of of Hunter Douglas’ task. 



    VMZINC- a French titanium-zinc brand with 200-years history. 


    Task Brief: Create your own France with zinc

    Use VMZINC products to create an art piece that is a depiction of France.

    Above image: Winners and their showcase of VMZINC's task.

    Above image: Infinity Designs used the floor as their framework for VMZINC's task.



    imondi Flooring - imondi tells the story in every piece of wood.


    Task Brief: Demonstrate your craftsmanship

    Let designers experience the magic and power of wood employing the company’s coloring techniques in their creations. Get a feel of the craftsmanship that links hearts and hands together.


    Above image: Winners of imondi's task.




    Hipaint - Leaders of Global Writing Wall.


    Task Brief: Reset

    Learn about the performance characteristics of this new material by collaborating with Hipaint and creating beautiful artwork.

    Above image: Winners and their artwork for Hipaint's task.




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