Winners and finalists
Eggo: [a perforated public canopy wall]
Urban and Public Design
Eggo is a public plastic canopy wall that adds value to the lifespan of single-use plastic egg crates, broadening the common dialogue of sustainability concerns. Eggo transforms the basic egg tray into perforated screens by subtracting holes from the opposing protrusions, breaking sunlight strikes into fluttering shadows. It utilizes the existing qualities of the egg crates: the series of alternating dips to act as a noise reduction applicator. Allowing users to appreciate a shaded breathing moment on the ground with nature, while simultaneously, it serves as a tool to stimulate our emotional sympathetic system into action—to start seeing and feeling what we usually don’t see and feel with the disposable matter. In contrast, Eggo visually communicates and celebrates the natural lifespan of physical change, exhibiting the aging qualities of the plastic egg crates after disposal to the public, showing its youth and aging journey. Allowing the public to see how the plastic behaves after its expiration date —deterring shallow living. The use of plastic egg crates in this foreign setting and function triggers others to be more attentive to adapt and learn to create a process where users shift their behavior to respect the life of a nonliving organism.