Junction box styling 2015: We have the winners!
Around 130 keen young artists, teachers and parents gathered at Moabit Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant on Wednesday afternoon.
Around 130 keen young artists, teachers and parents gathered at Moabit Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant on Wednesday afternoon. They waited excitedly for the winner of this year's "most creative junction box" competition to be announced. Ultimately, this was not just about recognising artistic performance, but also some extra income for the class kitty and nice prizes.
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, finally put an end to the tension, together with Big Moe, host on Radio 98.8 KISS FM, by announcing the jury's results in three categories:
Classic prize for junction boxes
1st place: Marcel-Breuer school, "King of the Lions" design
2nd place: Peter-Witte elementary school, "The energy and environmental compatibility of different modes of transport" design
3rd place: Reginhard elementary school with the design "Haunted house (and UFO)"
Special prize "Projects" for junction boxes
There were three junction boxes in this category which were awarded equal points by the jury.
1st place: Aziz-Nesin elementary school with the designs "Climate change and animals" and "Berlin marathon"
Münchhausen elementary school with their "Deep under the sea" junction box
2nd place: "Helliwoody the graffiti spray can" by HELLIWOOD media & education im fjs e.V
3rd place: "Nature technology" by Aziz-Nesin elementary school
Special prize for transformer stations
The winner was Arno-Fuchs school (elementary and senior school with a focus on special pedagogy) with its "Wild animals" transformer station.
Public prize for junction boxes
In addition to the jury, all Berlin residents had the opportunity to cast their vote for the best junction box in the two weeks leading up to the ceremony. The vote was very close-run this year and ultimately, the design "The energy and environmental compatibility of different modes of transport" by Peter-Witte elementary school pulled ahead. The winners can look forward to a team cinema trip with popcorn.
The energy and environmental compatibility of different modes of transport 1
The energy and environmental compatibility of different modes of transport 2
About the project
From March to October 2015, 40 Berlin schools with a total of nearly 1000 pupils designed 500 junction boxes – yet another increase on the previous year. Twenty of the classes taking part entered their designs into the competition. As in the previous year, pupils were assisted in the design process by the associations meredo e.V. and Helliwood media & education im fjs e.V.
New year, new designs: Stromnetz Berlin will continue its "junction box styling" project in 2016. Almost all spaces are already full. School interest in the 2016 project is already so great that all spaces have been filled.