This year, colleges and universities from around the world competed in the Ferrari World Design Contest.
The object was to produce the best design that incorporated “a pure hypercar with technology and materials from the latest generation, a car with an extreme architecture, while functional under every aspect” (Ferrari News release).
Internships Ferrari’s Centro Stile were to be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners as well as monetary prizes.
Eternità – Hongik University Seoul Korea
Kim Cheong Ju (Rep. of Korea), Ahn Dre (Rep. of Korea), Lee Sahngseok (Rep. of Korea)
Xezri – IED Turin Italy
Samir Sadikhov (Azerbaigian)
Cavallo Bianco – Royal College of Arts (London)
Henry Cloke (UK), Qi Haitao (China)
The three finalists received their prizes from Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, CEO Amedeo Felisa, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group, and Flavio Manzoni, director of the Ferrari Styling Centre, which organized the contest.
Autodesk Design Award
Brenda Discher, Autodesk’s Vice-President of the Industry Marketing and Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa presented two additional prized for the competition. The ‘Autodesk Design Award’ was presented to the Hongik School for its best use of Alias Design Software.
Additionally the “Most Unexpected Technological Solution” award, was given to Jiangnan University of China, for the audacious technical solutions contained in The Drake concept.
I unfortunately could not attend the competition. Some great journalism captured the event from different perspectives. You shouldn’t miss these great articles.
Tanya Weaver of Develop3D Magazine in the United Kingdom traveled to the event, and wrote a great piece on the experience. She got some great shots of the factory, and related some little know facts about the company. Must Read.
Images shown hereon were borrowed from the magnificent collection in two articles written by Car Body Design. You don’t want to miss these. The Awards Coverage, and the Ferrari Xezri Concept Article.
Information was also obtained from the Ferrari Website announcement.