We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Associate Professor Carlos Banon on winning A’Design Award Winner 2023 – Gold for DB Schenker Upcycling Hub.

DB Schenker Upcycling Hub Lunchroom has been awarded the Golden A’ Design Award in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category. The Grand Jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition, comprised of influential press members, established designers, leading academics, and prominent entrepreneurs worldwide, has recognized Carlos’s exceptional talent, creativity, and dedication.


The Large Room revolutionizes waste repurposing by employing additive manufacturing to create stunning design elements from 500 and more kg of single-use plastics. Utilizing advanced 3D printing, waste was transformed into functional, eye-catching features like a chandelier of 3D-printed tiles. This Upcycling Hub elevates circularity, inspiring businesses to adopt innovative waste management, and setting a new precedent in sustainable design excellence.

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The A’Design Award is an international, juried design competition established to recognize and promote good designs. For more information about the award, visit https://competition.adesignaward.com/winners.php