GRID EXPO at the ETH Zurich

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, is currently ranked as third best university worldwide in environmental sciences. In June 2015, the ETH welcomed the GRID EXPO in its impressive main building located right next to the picturesque Lake Zurich as part of the Swissgrid tour. Continue Reading →

GRID EXPO at the EPFL

Since GRID EXPO announced its Swiss Tour, a series of events brought the innovative pylon design to several Swiss cities, including Lausanne, Ecublens. Continue Reading →

SWISSGRID BRINGS GRID EXPO TO SWITZERLAND

French version of the brochure, PDF German, PDF French

GRID EXPO is touring Switzerland and you are invited to join us for two upcoming public events.

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First GRID EXPO in collaboration with Swissgrid

As part of the Grid Innovations project involving the GRID EXPO and Swissgrid a first exhibition was displayed at the opening of the new Swissgrid office location in Prilly on the 9th of February. The event was attended by the energy minister of Switzerland Doris Leuthard and the Swissgrid CEO Pierre-Alain Graf as well as multiple high ranking CEO’s of energy related companies located in the French speaking part of Switzerland.

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SternMast

Pylon design wins Red Dot Award

Pylons do not have to look like they used to, they do not have to solely be a technical object. To change this was the mission of Hans-Jochen Hilsberg, from Germany. He designed a star shaped pylon in order to address functional and aesthetic needs of pylons in a time of transformation.

The Red Dot Award committee honoured Mr. Hilsberg for his design concept ‘star pylon’ and rewarded him with the Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for highest design quality.

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Revolve Magazine

GRID EXPO IN THE REVOLVE MAGAZINE

GRID EXPO was recently featured in Revolve-Magazine. In preparation for the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 14) in Brussels a GRID EXPO online photo essay was put together with many different pylon designs that are part of the touring GRID EXPO. This full photo essay can be viewed here.

http://www.revolve-magazine.com/home/2014/04/16/grid-expo/

Forum

GRID EXPO AT THE FORUM ON RENEWABLE ENERGIES

GRID EXPO displayed a model of the T-Pylon during the trade fair at the Renewable Energy Forum in Hannover from the 7th – 11th April 2014. The forum was arranged and hosted by the Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien (Agency for Renewable Energies). GRID EXPO’s presence was considered to be a valuable contribution and of great significance towards renewable energies overall.

In order to get a better insight additional photos and presentations from the forum can be seen here.

Implementation of recent pylon Design

A first case of an actual construction of a recent pylon design – here the T-Pylon -, designed by Bystrup Architects Design and Engineering. The video shows the implementation of the design by National Grid in the UK.

More information on http://bystrup.dk/

SternMast

Stern-Mast

Stern-Mast (Star-Pylon) is a design by Hans-Jochen Hilsberg, Germany.

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GRID EXPO – Beauty of Power: Official Opening

The GRID EXPO – Beauty of Power was officially opened on the 14th of May 2013 at the PZB Stiftung Mercator in Berlin. After great reactions at the Private Preview of the GRID EXPO – Beauty of Power, the exhibition was now officially opened during the spring fest of the Stiftung Mercator Berlin with about 400 guests including the president of the German Parliament, Norbert Lammert. Continue Reading →