The innovative barbecue designed by student María García wins the Acerinox Award

4BQ Stainless Steel Barbecue Cooker, Final Degree Project by the student of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering María García Massaneda, has won the eighth edition of the Acerinox Award.

Her Final Project, tutored by Roger Arquer and Marta González, Head of Studies of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, proposes a barbecue product that combines a solid technical base with an attractive and functional design.

The award ceremony for the VIII Acerinox Award took place on Tuesday 14 May in Elisava’s Sala Aleix Carrió and was attended by Dr. Javier Peña, General Director of Elisava; Bernardo Velázquez, CEO of Acerinox; Marta González, Head of Studies of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, and Ángel Castillo, Director of the Institute for Construction Science Eduardo Torroja-CSIC and President of the Jury of the VIII Acerinox Award. The event was also attended by about forty Acerinox customers and members of the teaching staff of the Undergraduate Degree in Engineering.

For her part, María García Massaneda explained the details of her project and received the Acerinox Award trophy, which was delivered to her by Bernardo Velázquez, CEO of Acerinox.

Aesthetics, functionality and ergonomics

In the field of industrialization, 4BQ Stainless Steel Barbecue Cooker seeks to optimize manufacturing processes, taking into account aspects such as efficiency, scalability and profitability. Special attention will also be paid to the usability and ergonomics of the product, considering aspects such as ease of use, its intuitive and practical nature, comfort during cooking and safety for the user.

All in all, 4BQ Stainless Steel Barbecue Cooker seeks to generate a positive impact on the market, offering a quality product that stands out for its performance, durability and attractive design, promoting moments of community connection with nature, seeking to overcome the limitations of outdoor cooking and offering a product that combines aesthetics and functionality.

High level of the finalists: a very competitive award

The jury, composed of Angel Castillo Talavera (Director of the IETcc-CSIC), as President; Bernardo Velázquez Herreros (CEO of Acerinox); Gemma Herranz Sánchez-Cosgalla (Deputy Director of Academic Planning, ETSII-CR, University of Castilla La Mancha); Tristán López Chicheri (Managing Partner of the L35 architecture studio) and Francisco Fernández de la Mata (Director of Acerinox Europe), highlighted the high quality of the finalist projects.

According to the jury, the winning Final Project stands out above all others for its originality, its complete study of a real and marketable application, the correct selection of the material and the incorporation of concepts such as the previous market study, the design phases, the manufacture and the subsequent marketing, among others.