One of the Triangulum activities in Stavanger is the purchase of new battery-powered buses. This purchase offers a great possibility for the inhabitants of Stavanger: to have a say in the design of the buses themselves!
Students at three Norwegian high schools competed for decorating the three new battery-powered buses. Stavanger County Mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal told the students that the county wanted a fresh look for the battery-powered buses, and that they looked forward to seeing what creative ideas the students would come up with. Their creativity knew no bounds.
Between February and April 2016, the students could submit their own designs to the competition. School classes could deliver as many design proposals as they wanted. A jury selected a design from each school before a separate ballot decided on the winning design.
The local newspaper was involved, presenting the designs to the public to vote for their favourite design. It was a great success with thousands casting their vote.
This activity created a lot of publicity for the Triangulum project. The school class with the winning design received a prize of 20,000 NOK. The three battery-powered buses in the new design will arrive in Stavanger in January 2017.