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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Designer Pylons and Grid Expansions

That designer pylons may overcome the lack of enthusiasm for grid expansions in the German population is stated by a post of RheinEnergieBlog: This article displays those pylons that were featured by the GRID EXPO project.

Energy Bloggers feature Pylon Designs

Several characteristic pylon designs that are displayed by the GRID EXPO project are featured at 123energie Blog. A short overview and some impressions about those valuable models show once again that utility and art complement each other.

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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.



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.

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1st Gridspectives Dialogue Forum on the Aesthetics of the Energiewende

Gridspectives is about grids and perspectives; new perspectives.It confronts traditional views with new insights. It reveals the gaps between politics and society as well as between theory and reality. It lets new paradigms evolve and fosters controversial discussions. Energy experts encounter cultural innovators. It is a safe environment for unconventional debates. It is open and fresh – and certainly not boring.

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The idea of the touring Grid Expo in one minute – soon to come across Europe!

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Grid Expo @ CeBIT 2013

The 1st Grid Expo was displayed at the CeBIT, the no. 1 fair for the digital world, from the 5th until the 9th of March 2013! Continue Reading →

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Kick-off of the Grid Expo at the 2nd European Grid Conference in Brussels on 5 December 2012

from left to right: Commissioner Janez Potočnik (Environment), Guido Axmann (Managing Director of THEMA1), Kristina Steenbock (Executive Director of SEFEP), Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger (Energy), Antonella Battaglini (Executive Director of RGI)

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