Entry Title: " Volitan"
Company:
DESIGNNOBIS
, Turkey
Category: Professional, Transportation
Designer(s): Hakan Gursu, Sozum Dogan


Entry Description:

Volitan is a new lightweight and futuristic concept boat for circumnavigating the rivers and seas, using solid-sails and only wind power and solar energy.

About the Company:

HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his masters degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo.
He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.

Awards:

* GreenDot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Transportation Category
* GreenDot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Other Category
* 2009 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Build Category
* 2010 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Other Category
* 2011 Green Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Transportation Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Industrial Products Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Residential Products Category
* 2012 Green Dot Awards - 2nd Place Winner - Simple transportation Category
* 2013 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - Other Category
* 2013 Green Dot Awards - 1st Place Winner - - Category