(ixiqi) Have you ever noticed the widely used turnstiles at the subway stations, the Olympic Games, the World Expo etc. venues wherever that has a huge crowd? When everyone passes through them, you need to rotate the stile in one direction once – in most cases, this rotation is overlooked and neglected by most people, but the “most people” do not include the students of the VIVA design team at the Guangdong University of Technology, in their eyes, this common phenomenon became a perfect creative way of protecting the environment.
Self-Powered Turnstile (Green Pass), combining the normal turnstile with people’s action when passing through it, transferring the kinetic energy when people pass through the gates pushing the stiles into electricity, to supply power consumptions for swiping cards, inserting coins, tickets or counting the number of people etc. functionalities of the modern turnstile to achieve energy self-sufficiency. The huge number of the turnstiles in the world will no longer need additional power supply, thereby reducing energy consumption, so that everyone is inadvertently contributing to the environment.
We think this design by VIVA design team from Guangdong University of Technology absolutely deserves a round of applause by every reader. Recently, on the 2010 Taiwan LITE-ON Award ceremony, under the approval of the leader of Taiwan district Ma Yingjiu, Green Pass also overbearingly won the “Gold Award” and won the honor for Mainland China designs.
Let us remember China designed another award winning product: Green Pass
Taiwan’s Lite-On Group Chairman Mr. Song Gongyuan awarded VIVA team from Guangdong University of Technology with the "Gold Award" – 350,000 in prize money. Not sure if it is NT or USD =)
Mr. Ma Yingjiu the Taiwan regional leader attended the Lite-On Awards Presentation Ceremony
VIVA design team members
VIVA design team
Designers: Guangdong University of Technology VIVA design team (Founded and led by department of Industrial Design teacher Mr. Zhao Bi [赵璧], members including Su Meixian [苏美先], Chen Fengming [陈锋明], Chen Yujie[陈煜杰], Li Yuke[李宇科], Lu Fengchi [卢凤池], Liang Jiaming [梁嘉敏] etc. all 3rd or 4th year students at the university. Since the group was formed, their design works were frequently winning both national and international competitions. Parts of the designs were used by businesses. The awards received including so called the Oscar of the Industrial Designs – German iF concept award, as well as others in South Korea, Italy and many countries, total over 20 awards. Mr. Zhao Bi also received the “Golden Ruler Award” from Guangdong Provincial Department of Education, Guangdong Province Science and Technology Department and Guangdong Province Information Industry.)
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