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UrbanCONE

Jellyfish creatures clean the air of future cities

By Michał Pośpiech, Poland
UrbanCONE

4 Stage – Finals Finalist

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UrbanCONE creates healthy microclimates outdoors as it can purify the air around the entire city – as well as in our homes.

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3 Stage - Visual Development

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What is the concept UrbanCONE?

UrbanCONE creates healthy microclimates outdoors as it can purify the air around the entire city – as well as in our homes. The device lifts up and flies in the air thanks to ultra light construction and photovoltaic solar panel wings moving according to the resemblance of a jellyfish. The purification is made by exchangeable filters that lie underneath the wings of the cones. UrbanCONE is an automatic, radio-controlled smart device, which clusters in population centers with greater need for filtration.

What was the inspiration behind your concept?

Have you ever wanted to cool down your face with a delicate puff of a fan during a sultry day full of smog? Have you ever watched Chinese lanterns floating in the air? Maybe they resembled you jellyfish – full of grace, reaching the light of surface from depths. Do you remember their movement similar to breathing, giving life, freshness? Let’s connect the images – the sky full of stars, Chinese lanterns and jellyfish fanning and filtrating our air, giving indispensable freshness.

How do you think your concept will change peoples’ lives?

UrbanCONE is a “modern Chinese lantern”, by means of which we can pursue our dreams of clear air and healthy climate. Our houses, streets, cities are full of polluted air. Let’s change it! UrbanCONE is opening up people to the rest of the world. Concentrations of UrbanCONE are fresh and pleasant, what helps in creating new bonds. Find a connoisseur of common scent, which was installed in the filter of out UrbanCONE! Collects scents and impressions. Adapt it to your mood. Let’s create a dreams!

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Healthy homes are not only the interior but also the exterior. This is a healthy micro atmosphere around us that is why our little friend was made for. Personal drones, which provide a comfortable!

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  • UrbanCONE - Stage - Concept Development
  • UrbanCONE - Stage - Concept Development
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The concept creates a lot of conversation – it doesn’t clean an entire city, but it creates a healthier environment to the people walking close to it. In the functionality stage you have a great opportunity in explaining the capacity and efficiency in which it cleans. Not to mention how does it fly… A beautiful vision with fantastic imagery. Good luck in Stage 3!

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1 Stage - My concept

Why our world can not be more unusual? Let's change our surroundings and look after the condition of the air that we breathe! Yes it is possible!

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A thought-provoking and imaginative idea of using the entire space beyond the home. Stunning images and design inspired by jelly fish! Elaborate on the service i.e who owns the UrbanCONEs. Is it the city? Can it be tied closer to people’s lives?

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The first real model of UrbanCONE (standing version)

  • The first real model of UrbanCONE (standing version)
  • The first real model of UrbanCONE (standing version)
  • The first real model of UrbanCONE (standing version)
  • The first real model of UrbanCONE (standing version)
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First standing version of UrbanCONE. I made the wings of UrbanCONE from HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). The wings were produced by temperature molding. The center of UrbanCONE was welded from the zincs wires and after coated by the white plastic strips.