MICA-built exhibition installation takes the Design Build Award
Posted 01.10.11 by mica communications
MICA's Center for Design Practice (CDP) won the Design Build Award as part of the 5th Annual People's Choice 3form Installation Contest for its EmPower Maryland traveling exhibition in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). The strong field of competition included interior and exterior commercial installations from global brands such as Mattel, Kaiser Permanente, The Grand Hyatt and Gibson, as well as the Childrens Museum and several universities.
MICA and the MEA partnered to develop an energy-saving interactive mobile information station that demonstrates to users how to save money and reduce power consumption with simple behavior changes. The exhibit, EmPower Maryland: You Owe It to Yourself, is a modular 10" x 10" translucent box made with eco-resin, an eco-friendly, recycled material, is a participatory experience in which the users interact with the exhibit and calculate a number that represents their personal savings from energy-efficient behaviors by 2015. MEA's campaign is designed to educate and inspire Marylanders to reduce energy consumption statewide by 15 percent by 2015, and to live more sustainable lives.
For more information on the design project, click here.