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2013 INDEX Award Winners Announced


This evening, the Danish organization INDEX: Design to Improve Life revealed the five winners of its biennial award program at a ceremony in Elsinore. Under the patronage of Denmark's crown prince, the competition grants €500,000 in prize money to jumpstart creative, sustainable design projects that better everyday life. This year, an international jury selected 59 finalists, which included designs for a tumbleweed-like mine detector, a swimming pool in New York City’s East River, and an appliance for breeding (and eating) grasshoppers.

Click the image below to view the five winners.

By Anna Fixsen
August 29, 2013
Image courtesy INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Smart Highway
Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde designed a high tech highway to make roads sustainable and safe. The Smart Highway automatically adjusts with traffic and weather to communicate visually with drivers. The prototype includes solar powered lights, a glow-in-the-dark road that signals road conditions, and a driving lane that charges electric vehicles.

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