2022 Unbuilt Design Citation Award

The need for electric vehicles is urgent, the type is fleeting, and impermanence is the opportunity. PLA draws from traditions of scaffolding, set design, and event space, to propose the future of EV charging stations as flexible, modular, temporary, reconfigurable, and re-deployable. PLA elevates the ground and transforms the station.

The jury celebrated the effort to create a public identity for something that is a form of increasingly unseen infrastructure. It is an innovative concept with the potential for a valuable role in communities.