The design was aiming to create an interactive object, which can be used for leisure and recreational use (bungee jumping, rock climbing etc.). Other than WOD, RIO used more of programmable surfaces and spaces.
Ironically, the RIO competition winner submitted a ring scheme similar to WOD; and the WOD competition winner created a window as well, but square...
So far so good for competition entries and the internal discussions on what is the best strategy to (never) win an open international competition.
2008, ice - ideas for contemporary environments