STUDIOARCA Ark

June 13, 2018

Studioarca’s team has participated in Make it! Race it! Recycle it! 2018, a competition where participants raced on the Bega river with boats made of recycled and reusable materials. We built a wheel that enabled us to “walk” on water, 175 m upstream and 175 m downstream, managing to finish the race in 5 minutes and 20 seconds, which placed us 2nd in the speed trial. We came in second in the “Most innovating design” section and won the Special Prize offered by the organizers, the Ecostuff NGO. Our boat had a cylindrical structure made of PVC pipes and 5L PET bottle packages, which simultaneously acted as floats and paddles. We’ve collected the PET bottles through a social media campaign and after the race we passed the bottles to the organizers of “International Student Week in Timișoara” who, in turn, used them for building an art installation for their event.

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