Professional Winner – Core77 Design Awards, Speculative Objects/Concepts

August 1, 2011
We are very proud to annonce that our project, KNARR™ Cargo Airship, won the category ‘Speculative Objects/Concepts‘ of Core77 Design Awards ! The judges in this category included such luminaries as Branko Lukic, author and founder of Nonobject Design & Innovation Studio, and Banny Banerjee, founder of Stanford University’s Design for Change Lab.


“The judges felt that this design proposal was highly visionary, spoke to a very real issue, and demonstrated brilliant execution. Even though the notion of a dirigible is not new, the application and adaption of the concept for the delivery of oversized components for large-scale wind energy generation places it in the category of a new paradigm. If this project were to get support, and become viable, it would be instrumental in bringing about a large transformation in wind energy production.”

Watch the video here (go to 14:31)

See KNARR™ Cargo Airship project at the Core 77 Design Awards site here.

Finalist in the Core77 Design Awards

July 7, 2011

KNARR™ Cargo Airship is a finalist in the Core77 Design Awards 2011 in the category ‘Speculative Objects/Concepts’.

The winner of this category will be annonced Wednesday 20th of July, 10 p.m. CET.

Follow the Live Web Broadcast at Core77 Design Awards

Nominated for INDEX Awards 2011

March 29, 2011

KNARR™ Cargo Airship is nomintated for the prestigious INDEX Award 2011 in the category ‘Community’.

See the nomination at INDEX:Award Nominee 2011.

Sustainable wind turbine freight by modern airship technology

December 23, 2010

”In the global economy, efficient and sustainable freight of goods and well-running logistics become a increasingly crucial step towards kepping benefits up.”
From “The new ways of wind turbines transport” by Jeppe Bæk (Nordic Transport Political Network)

Who are we?

December 23, 2010

Hello, we are Rune Kirt and Mads Thomsen. As graduates of The Aarhus Architecture School in Denmark, we bring to you our exciting graduation project: KNARR™ Cargo Airship.

Starting as a graduation project in January 2008, KNARR™ nearly stopped before it started. Our teachers at Aarhus Architecture School thought it unrealistic, “science-fiction like”. After graduating with honors, we received great praise from international media and the KNARR™ project was exhibited in Japan, presented at TEDx and awarded Danish Design Center’s Special Prize – on top of getting us employed at the world’s leader in wind energy.

At this blog we have gathered everything about the KNARR™ project – the content of the project, the events around it and links to relevant websites. We will keep you updated with information around the project and new inspiration of relevant projects or developers or technology.

Drop us an email if you what to share something with us at this blog.