Power plant as public art

Acclaimed architecture practice Olson Kundig is best known for its spectacular residential works in the Pacific Northwest, yet the Seattle-based firm has embarked on somewhat new ground in its recent submission to the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition. Held this year in Melbourne, the international contest has invited designers to create a large-scale and site-specific public artwork that could generate clean energy for the city. In response, Olson Kundig developed Night and Day, a massive solar sail concept designed to produce 1,000 MWh of clean energy through a combination of solar energy and a hydro battery.[...]

Power plant as public art

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Thu 11 Oct 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Melbourne solar powered canopy that doubles as work of art wins 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative

A beautiful solar array shaped like a canopy might provide 2,220 MWh of clean energy annually to Melbourne residents.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from ZME Science

Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy

Acclaimed architecture practice Olson Kundig is best known for its spectacular residential works in the Pacific Northwest, yet the Seattle-based firm has embarked on somewhat new ground in its ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Inhabitat

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