Redesigning Agricultural Machinery for the Future of Farming: Develop a groundbreaking vision of what you think agricultural machinery will need to be in the future.
Demonstrate your background research into China’s farming industry at present, by answering the following:
What sorts of machines are available for the market?
How successful are they in completing their tasks and where are they lacking?
What does this equipment look like today, how would you redesign it?
Currently agricultural equipment is large in scale and very heavy in order perform its work efficiently. Examine how an agricultural machine, whether it be a tractor, combine harvester, baler or other tool can be optimised for the future to make it more functional, efficient and easy to work with.
We are looking for breakthroughs and encourage young designers to think out of the box. Take inspiration from the technology and design influences that are currently pushing Chinese trends in the Automotive and Architecture sectors today and into the future. Use these influences to completely rethink how agricultural machines can be designed.
Look at materials and build techniques to find modularity between the various types of agricultural machines. Keep an eye on product production costs to keep concepts competitive with today’s market sector.