Zayed University CACE student showcases design project in the Global Grad Show


November 5, 2017

Hosted by the Dubai Design District (d3), Global Grad Show has announced the project selections for the third edition of the acclaimed annual exhibition of life-changing inventions from graduates of the world's leading design and technology universities. Curated by renowned author and designer, Brendan McGetrick, 200 innovative projects have been selected from over 470 global entries. The selections will be presented at the Global Grad Show from 14-18 November, 2017 during Dubai Design Week.

A not for profit initiative, the Global Grad Show will welcome graduates from 92 universities to Dubai to present forward-thinking prototypes around the themes of empowerment, connection, and sustainability.

Zayed University CACE student and designer Alia Mazrooei will be showcasing her project “Shelter Bench”, during the exhibition. The Shelter Bench is a resting place for workers in industrial areas, and provides a structure designed for socializing, resting and covering from both sun and rain. Its shape recreates the informal style of the current conditions while attaching a convenient bike stand and storage compartments. Shelter Bend provides a new urban architecture that reiterates the importance of social and comforting breaks for industrial workers.

This year, Global Grad Show has announced the inaugural Progress Prize, which will be awarded to one exhibiting project. The winning prototype will be selected by an international jury from fields of journalism, design, manufacturing, innovation and investment and demonstrate originality of idea, social impact, international relevance and feasibility.

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