Entry Title: " NATURWALL"
Company:
DESIGNNOBIS
, Turkey
Category: Professional, Build
Designer(s): HAKAN GURSU, SOZUM DOGAN


Entry Description:

The idea of NATURWALL is very simple and clear, think about the million and million disposable plastic tea, coffee cups or numerous plastic pack pieces are used and trough it any away finished their life cycles. Some lucky one are re-cycle too. Can we create a new sustainable method and design to use this huge plastic group in a more effective ways?

Ten or more pieces of used plastic cups were collected and put in a very simple flexible metal holder system than can be placed in different ways to living environment. This carbon free system is simply serving a new sustainable method for creating vertical green walls by using the plastic disposables of man-made environment.

With in limits of these flexible system potentials; everyone can easily create unlimited variation of vertical green wall applications and used in an eco sensitive manners for improving the environmental quality. And with help of these systems, customers can create more and more green walls and yards to reduce the carbon rates. Also heat prevention will directly improve too.


The principle of the idea is very simple,

Create a new area in re-usage of the waste (plastic parts) in a new effective ways.
Create new opportunities in carbon free and eco-decorating in building production.
Create a huge potential for the customers in do-it your self decorating in green world.
Create a new perspective for simple production methods for under developed societies
No need to expert work and education to produced.
Have huge alternative of site-applications, like on wall, ground or basement applications etc.

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