Triton (Warning System) by Hakan Gürsu
2011 - 2012, Golden A' Social Design Award Winner
Hakan Gürsu states that the inspiration for Triton Warning System came suddenly.
Triton is an alternative warning and guidance system used on the sea. The design is self contained and does not need a substructure. It uses sustainable energies. Triton, meaning The Little Sea God, symbolizes self reliance, durability and the perfect harmony with its environment. The name of the product is chosen especially since the name has the potential to emphasize the visual triplets of the form. Triton is designed to give service by using the Sun and Wind energies together or alternatively by converting to electrical energy. It is a floating system unit that can place rapidly into the marina entries, ports and sea shores according to the permanent or temporary need and guidance restrictions. It is a functional and eco-friendly design that is designed in order to relieve the traffic flow and provide safety. It seems to be this product will become varied visually since it can be used widespread and it has lots of potential area of usage. The system works with the triple reflective solar panels that are collecting sunlight during day and the two parallel systems that are converting the alternative energy obtained by the triple wind vanes in the middle to the electrical energy. During the wind blowing, the moving vanes rotate and the floodlight on the top uses the produced and collected energy and serves as a warning system. It is aimed to increase perception when there is a descent in visibility range by creating a higher perceptive effect on the vanes with the light reflected on leading to enlarge the warning surface. It is expected the product to be a clean-energy using safety component that can be used in our country that is surrounded with sea and in international market. It is a safety and warning product that can be used in any kind of Marina, port entries, active traffic flow by fulfilling the expectation of warning and guidance capabilities, carcass inspection and variety of military usage. Triton is an aesthetical and conceptually flexible product that can be used in any pool, lake or sea with simple decorative purposes. It is suitable to be used in personal or public domains. Operating and maintenance costs are low, and it can be easily produced with the existing technologies.
Design Challenges
Hakan Gürsu did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Triton Warning System.
Production Technology
From an engineering point of view, the Triton Warning System by Hakan Gürsu is a good example of a highly-developed project.
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