Students from the five participating universities took advantage of the opportunity to explore both new and familiar materials. The designs focus on different aspects of the theme „people in motion“, including motion in the „home and office“, as well as motion in „sports and recreation“ and „getting from A to B without an automobile“. Most of the work submitted was of a high standard. In addition to numerous, more pragmatic entries, a few very futuristic concepts were entered. Even in student competitions, well-conceived visionary ideas have become rarer than they were just a few years ago. Nevertheless, some of the more realistic concepts also developed solid visions of the future.

The participants in Round 2 of the competition examined not only a variety of materials, but also and above all future themes: What will society be like in the future? With what objects will we surround ourselves in the future? How will we
design the towns and spaces we inhabit in the year 2020? Questions relatingto specific dreams, fulfillable and not-so-fulfillable wishes, concern both designers and manufacturers who want to be well prepared to solve tomorrow‘s problems, for example by being able to produce the right materials.

The jury felt that many of the students’ ideas, like those emerging from the field of individual energy generation, were worthy of consideration, even though they were not yet mature enough to receive an award.

The four winning designs explore different forms of motion. One addresses motion in space, another the regulation of increasing traffic volumes. A third award-winning design is dedicated to motion along and over existing urban structures. The fourth selected entry expands a person’s radius of movement in an inhospitable environment.