Pilkington Car Awards showcase radical student designs

Last year we brought you a range of stunning images from the Pilkington Vehicle Design Awards, which took place again this week at the Royal College of Art.

The event showcases the best in student automotive design, with entrants challenged to push the boundaries of what vehicles are capable of and how they should look. Attended by many big names from the automotive industry, it is also an opportunity for budding young designers to display their talent on the big stage.

Nominated students participated in competition for two awards: Best Use of Glazing, won by Patrick Carton, and Best Design Interpretation, won by Javier Garcia-Gallardo. Their designs, plus a range of other images from the show, can be seen below (All images courtesy of Graham Flack). 

“It’s so encouraging to see how these young designers are pushing the boundaries of innovation,” said Mike Greenall, competition judge and director of Automotive R&D Programmes at NSG Group.

“The next decade represents a pivotal time for the automotive industry with new technology and sustainability concerns likely to exert a significant influence on industry trends. On today’s evidence, these students will be at the forefront of this evolution.”

Patrick Carton receives his award
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Patrick won for Best Use of Glazing
Javier Garcia-Gallardo receiving his award
Javier Garcia-Gallardo receiving his award
Javier Garcia-Gallardo won Best Design Interpretation.
Javier Garcia-Gallardo won Best Design Interpretation.
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