Sensory Experience

An award winning conceptualisation of a second life for the London Black Cab. These taxi bodies are being switched to electric in efforts to make London greener. My final idea was a sensory experience for less-fortunate London children.

The most significant aims within the brief, which I kept in mind were to reduce carbon emissions to help tackle global warming and to conceptualise a new life for the old taxi bodies, saving them from the alternative of landfill.

I came up with a plethora of ideas including a taxi turned into a greenhouse (seen in the first panel) and finally landed on the idea which seemed most meaningful in helping raise the quality of life within my chosen demographic.

My final idea circulated around a taxi body turned into a sensory experience for less fortunate children who would otherwise miss out on these experiences; as a result of financial and/ or health issues. These taxi bodies would be converted so that they target every sense: a monitor showing visuals, an immersive moving chair, scent spray and speakers transporting children wherever they choose to go.

These stationary taxis would be placed all around London, in playgrounds, hospitals and hospices.

This project was commended by YCN.