Project “FLOWall” wins at the Iconic Awards 2022
For its visionary concept the “FLOWall” project receives the “Iconic Award 2022: Innovative Architecture”. The design of the cooperating scientists Robin Dörrie, Gabriela Kienbaum, Dr. Vittoria Laghi, Lidiana Arrè, Neira Babovic, Prof. Dr. Harald Kloft and Prof. Dr. Norman Hack, TU Braunschweig and University of Bologna, wins in the category “CONCEPT – Visionary Architecture”. With its novel approach to coastal protection, the project pursues the use of digital technologies for the individual and ecological design of urban coastal protection structures (CPS). “FLOWall” convinced the jury with its approach of novel combination of different additive manufacturing processes. Their combined use allows to produce highly efficient, sustainable and free-form individualised CPS, which provide an economical and adaptive way to renaturate dead coastlines and strengthen the bond between urban life and nature.
The ICONIC Awards were initiated by the German Design Council and honour visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication from all sectors of architecture, construction, real estate and the manufacturing industry. The award ceremony will take place on 05 October 2022 at BMW Welt on the occasion of Expo Real in Munich.