The Students’ Competition "Make concrete alive", aims to encourage students to develop innovative
ideas to use concrete as a structural material for everyday objects. The competition task allows not only to
share students ideas but also promote their homelands.
The competition task is to design and prefabricate everyday object that has not been made of this material
so far (both on an industrial and retail scale, e.g. in the form of a prototype).The item can be made of any
type of concrete (e.g. normal concrete, lightweight, architectural, graphic, transparent, polymer concrete etc.)
by casting from any form. Elements can be made as reinforced (with different types of reinforcement) or unreinforced.
The object should be durable, useful and functional in everyday life (e.g. mug, plate, cup pad, ironing board, photo
frame, etc.) and be an original element of the decor
SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION
Design and prefabricate object of everyday use, which will be not only functional but also aesthetic.
The sum of all dimensions of the element cannot exceed 4 m and its weight cannot exceed 100 kilograms.
The competition is open to single participants and teams up to 4 people. Each participant (team) may submit one work only.
The method of making the element, its dimensions and construction-material solutions should enable its multiplication
(prefabrication) and ensure the required durability and the possibility of using it as intended.
The finished object should contain of the fib Cracow 2019 logo, which will be an element
complementing the item in an interesting and innovative way.
The organizer does not impose the method of preparing the logo. Logo in formats: ".tiff", ".jpg”
areavailableto be downloaded from the website.
The finished item should be photographed, displaying the object with a visible logo nearby / against the background
of a known, characteristic concrete structure in the Participant's country.
The application should be accompanied by a film (max. 2 minutes long) showing the course of works related
to the implementation of the competition task.
With a great pleasure the Organizers of fib Symposium 2019 in Kraków present the
work of three teams that prepared by their own hands special concrete item for
students’ competition “Make concrete alive”.
The winner team in social media competition will receive free participation in
Symposium sessions, conference materials and a prize of € 500.
Good luck for all the teams – we’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Concrete Wall Shelf
Concrete Makeup Brush Holder
Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering CUT
Institute of Building Materials and Engineering Structures
Polish National Member Group of the fib
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Cracow University of Technology