Ferrari has announced the conclusion of the first part of its Ferrari World Design Contest. The selection process has defined a list of seven finalist schools, out of 200 projects submitted from 50 design schools involved in the competition.
The finalists are: IED and IAAD from Turin (Italy), the London Royal College of Arts (UK), the European Design Institute Barcelona (Spain), Seoul’s Hong-ik College (Korea), the DSK Supinfocom from Pune (India) and the College For Creative Studies in Detroit (USA).
In this second part of the competition, which follows the part of the style research, the finalists will be involved in the creation of the three models every school can present: in 3D Autodesk ® Alias and as a physical model in a scale of 1:4.
The contest’s goal is to develop the Ferrari of the future, a pure hypercar, using technologies and materials of the latest generation.
The winners, to be announced in July, will win an internship at Ferrari, and cash prizes. Autodesk will also present an award to the student team that best uses Autodesk Alias software to both communicate their design intent and demonstrate the process of design.
From the official Press Release:
“[…] A supercar, extreme regarding its architecture and its functional aspects: hyper-light and hyper-fast, hyper-ecologic and hyper-technological. During this second stage, the students have to pay special attention to details and the interior’s development, without leaving the car’s functional aspects unconsidered.”
“The more than 200 projects, which arrived at Maranello, underlined great attention towards lowering consumption, combined with alternative powertrains, mainly focused on hybrids.
“Meanwhile the projects all have driving pleasure in common, ensured by weight reduction, while the design goes both ways: geometric or tortuous, with organic forms created by the students. It was a difficult selection process for the jury, under the presidency of Luca di Montezemolo, which decided unanimously, thanks to the works’ quality, to raise the number of finalists to seven, compared to six schools scheduled for the contest’s final stage.”