Brick arches by HK protestors shorlisted for London Design Museum’s award

Creativity of Hong Kong protestors is recognized overseas again, as the brick arches “invented” on the protest frontline are nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award organized by London’s Design Museum.

These Stonehenges-like brick arches, built by bricks dug out from pavements, were commonly seen at the protest scenes used as roadblocks to slow down police vehicles. As described on the Museum’s website, when the brick arches are struck by a wheel, the top brick falls down and form a buttress with the two remaining bricks that hinders the vehicle from moving forward.

Along with the brick arches from Hong Kong, a see-saw across the border wall between US and Mexico USA and Mexico, and an immersive bus stop in Sweden are also shortlisted in the “transport” category of the Award. The nominees are now open for public vote.

A see-saw across the border wall between US and Mexico (Photo credit:

A bus stop in Sweden where light and sound are used to indicate that the bus is arriving. (Photo credit:

Established in 2008, the Beazley Design of the Year Award this year has attracted several hundreds of entries from all over the world, which features “innovative and inspiring designs” across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphics.

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