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A student team from the Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme, Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), has made a notable achievement – they were awarded the Winner in the iF Design Talent Award 2017 held in Germany.

The iF Design Talent Award is one of the world’s largest and most influential competitions for young designers.  Twenty of the world’s best young designers have been chosen as winners of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017_02. They were selected from over 5,000 design concepts submitted from 45 countries.

The PolyU team is simply the only representative from Hong Kong and crowned the Winner in the category of Mio Apartments – Maximizing Small Space.

The winning entry “Connex / Smart co-living concept” is developed by Lik Him Tam, Chun Hei Wong, Kim To Tse, and Tsz Wai Wong. Considering the growing phenomenon of co-living in small apartments in Hong Kong, the entry provides a solution to convert spaces between private and common zones. The design is a co-living apartment where private rooms can be customized to the needs of each individual and connected to the common area when necessary. If the tenant is open to social activity, part of the private room can be rotated and combined with the territory of the hub. If private space is needed, the room can be rotated and detached from the hub, closing it off to the rest.

“Connex / Smart co-living concept” was praised by the jurors as “uses the potential of space with efficiency and playfulness."

2017 Germany iF Design TALENT Award (Connex / Smart co-living concept):

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