Cube cab wins award
By Christian Shelton11 April 2018
Spanish tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa has won an international design award for its Cube cabin – which has been available since October 2017.
In creating the cabin the crane manufacturer used Spanish industrial design studio BigD, which submitted the project to the ‘vehicles and automotive’ category of the iF Design Awards.
On winning the award Alberto Munárriz, Linden Comansa general manager, commented, “the iF award recognises the great work of BigD, who knew how to put themselves in the shoes of a crane operator… The Cube cabin offers an innovative aesthetic design, very different from what the market has offered so far, and includes all of the technical requirements that we needed to add to the cabin as a fundamental part of the crane.”
Adrián Larripa, BigD chief executive officer, commented, “What the jury appreciated isn’t only the purely aesthetic appearance but the whole project. The Cube cab is a small portion of the product tower crane, but it is its nerve centre in the handling and control of the loads. Thanks to a comprehensive analysis of the experience of use of the crane operator, we created a completely user-centred cab design, providing huge comfort and increasing the cab’s capacity to implement new crane functions that could arise for future needs. This project also led us to engage with suppliers to achieve these improvements with a reasonable impact on the cost of the cab.”