Through the vision and sponsorship of the State of Victoria the LAGI 2018 competition comes to Melbourne!

LAGI 2018 is free and open to anyone around the world, and invites artists, architects, designers, landscape architects, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne.

First Place submission
will be awarded $16,000

Second Place submission
will be awarded $5,000

One representative of the first and second place winning teams will be flown to Melbourne, Australia for the award ceremony and exhibition opening. Travel visas are the responsibility of the participating teams.

LAGI 2018 Registration and Submission Portal >

What does renewable energy infrastructure look like when it is woven into the fabric of the city?

The LAGI 2018 ideas competition invites you to design a clean energy landscape for a post-carbon world—a public artwork that will help to power the city and inspire the future.


LAGI 2018 is being sponsored and

hosted by the State of Victoria.

LAGI 2018

LAGI 2018 Jurors

Guy Abrahams

CEO & Co-Founder


Charles Anderson

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

Director, CAStudios / SAALA


David Brand

City of Port Phillip Councillor



Elizabeth Corr

NRDC Manager, Art Partnerships & Events
Natural Resources Defense Council


Simon Corbell

Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate


William L. Fox

Director, Center for Art + Environment
Nevada Museum of Art


Jill Garner

Victorian Government Architect


Dr Beatriz Cristina Maturana

Founder of Architects for Peace, Academic Director at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile


Kim Herforth Nielsen

Founder and Creative Director
3XN Architects


Sharon Pollard

General Manager Operations

Fed Square


Anna Skarbek


ClimateWorks Australia


Vicki Sowry
Australian Network for Art and Technology


Martijn Wilder AM

Partner, Baker & McKenzie

LAGI 2018
Design Brief

LAGI 2018 Design Brief

Please download the Design Guidelines Document for complete competition information. You will also want to click on the supplemental downloads below. Use the LAGI Registration and Submission Portal to stay informed about updates, see the latest Q+A pdf, and upload your design before the May 6th deadline. There is no fee to enter.

Design Guidelines Document >

Location plan and site boundary >
This 78 MB folder contains detailed site information in DWG, PDF, and AI formats.

Photos >
This 2 GB folder contains photos and panoramas from all around the design site.

Supporting documents >
This 56 MB folder contains meteorological data for wind, tides, etc. along with helpful reference documents and strategic plans of the City of Port Phillip, the City of Melbourne, and the State of Victoria.


High resolution site plan >
This 400 MB folder contains a high-resolution tiff file of the site (Coordinated Imagery Program Photography) courtesy of the State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, 2017.

Terms and Conditions >


Q&A Document, March 13, 2018 >

Model 3DS format >


Model in DWG format >

LAGI 2018

LAGI 2018 Schedule

January 5, 2018

LAGI 2018 competition opens and design guidelines are available


April 15

End of question & answer period.
Answers will be posted to the LAGI website.

May 6

Competition closes at 23:59 (11:59 pm) GMT


Selection & jury process


Winners & shortlisted participants contacted


Award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch held at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. Satellite exhibitions and workshops will be programmed throughout St Kilda, the City of Port Phillip, and the State of Victoria.

LAGI 2018

LAGI 2018 Partners

City of Port Phillip

Carbon Arts

Carbon Arts generates and evaluates creative models for engaging society in imagining and shaping a more sustainable future.

Fed Square

Fed Square is very proud to be a carbon neutral precinct. The organisation works hard to be a leader in environmentally sustainable practices through a number of innovative, long term initiatives


CLIMARTE harnesses the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.


Regional Centre for Culture

Regional Centre for Culture is a year-long celebration of arts, culture and community focused on a particular geographic region of Victoria.


Art books which set standards — that is the vision of Hirmer Verlag. Hirmer Verlag is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books.

The Mayor of City of Port Phillip, talks about how the LAGI 2018 design competition is developing a new relationship between the community and the energy that it thrives on. By designing new energy infrastructure as public art, it will leave a lasting legacy, "locally loved and globally admired."

Through the leadership of the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP), Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.

The Victoria State Renewable Energy Action Plan outlines the steps that the government is taking to ensure a smooth and equitable transition to a thriving post-carbon economy. LAGI is delighted to be one small part of that vision within the context of Action 13, "Supporting important artistic and cultural sustainability events."

How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?

Melbourne has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development, and the LAGI 2018 competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, is a perfect fit for this vibrant city of arts and culture.

Martin Foley, Victoria Minister for Creative Industries, talks about the opportunity that LAGI 2018 offers to secure Victoria's leading position in the development of renewable energy resources. "By bringing together the world's best thinkers" on the LAGI 2018 challenge, Victoria is leading the cultural innovation and design of new energy systems as a practical and social response to climate change, contributing to the State's goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. LAGI 2018 shows how design and clean energy "are two sides of the one coin."