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Impress Magazine

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Thanks to Impress Magazine for a series of articles they have run about the Land Art Generator Initiative.

CSP Today

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?
By Heba Hashem, November 10, 2014

From the article:

According to Steven Meyers, researcher at the University of Kassel in the Institute of Thermal Energy Engineering, with a special focus on the solar heat integration into industrial processes, the Solar Hourglass is an interesting new development for the Beam Down technology, and CSP in general.
“On aesthetics alone, it looks quite smooth and sleek, certainly not what is normally associated with power plants, and would serve as an interesting landmark for solar thermal energy.”

As with all LAGI concept design proposals, The Solar Hourglass will need to tackle many engineering problems in schematic and detailed design. The CSP Today article points the way to solutions and we hope to have the opportunity to work with researchers like Dr. Meyers on bringing the artwork to life.

Magasinet Kunst

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Fra Kraftværk til Kunstværk
October 23, 2014 by Helene Olesen


Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Massive horn sculptures would generate sound and energy from wind
By Kimberley Mok, October 16, 2014

Bustler: Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative
October 17, 2014

Mandag Morgen

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Baeredygtige kraftvaerker forklaedt som kunst
October 13, 2014 by Villads Andersen

“Robert Ferry og Elizabeth Monoian vil have Apple, Vestas, København, New York, Dubai og alle andre til at tænke kunst og energi sammen. Duoen samler arkitekter, ingeniører, kunstnere, forskere og finanshajer til at skabe kunstkraftværker, der leverer CO2-fri strøm og installationsværker til eftertanke.”

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

horn structures produce wind-generated sounds in denmark for LAGI 2014
October 10, by Trent Fredrickson


Friday, October 10th, 2014

Turning Power Plants into Public Art
October 10, 2014 By Laura C. Mallonee

Discovery News

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Public Art Generates Renewable Energy, Beautifully
October 6, 2014 by Glenn McDonald

connaissance des energies

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Des artistes dessinent le futur énergétique de Copenhague
October 3rd, 2014

Architecture & Design

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Oversized solar hourglass wins 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition
October 2nd, 2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Una clessidra solare ad energia pulita per vivere meglio
September 30, 2014


Monday, October 6th, 2014

Your City’s Next Power Plant Could Be an Incredible Art Installation
October 6th, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

Arch Daily

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art
October 6th, by Karissa Rosenfield

ZME Science

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Solar Hourglass might power 1,000 Danish Homes while inspiring Climate Change Action
October 1st, by Tibi Puiu


Monday, October 6th, 2014

This Gigantic Solar Hourglass Could Power 1,000 Danish Homes
October 5th, by Taz Loomans


Monday, October 6th, 2014

winners revealed for copenhagen-sited land art generator initiative
September 30, by Trent Fredrickson


Monday, October 6th, 2014

Gigantisk solfangende timeglas vinder designkonkurrence i København
October 3rd, by Martin Kunzendorf

Green Prophet

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Blowing Horn harvests wind energy with a multi-rotor turbine
August 25, 2014 by Tafline Laylin

“Are you tired of seeing the same old giant wind turbines in a field or offshore? And do you worry about their impact on migrating birds? Hooman Tahvildar Akbary from Iran has a solution that is both super efficient and beautiful.”

– See more at: Green Prophet

Discover News

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Floating Sails Generate Clean Energy Beautifully
August 22, 2014 By Glenn McDonald

“Renewable energy can be beautiful. That’s the hopeful slogan of the Land Art Generator Initiative, or LAGI, which works to bring together the worlds of installation art and renewable energy infrastructure.

The general idea is, if we’re going to harvest renewable energy with machines and structures, they may as well be beautiful machines and structures. LAGI works with artists and municipalities worldwide to create permanent works of art that also distribute clean energy into the local electrical grid.

Since 2010, LAGI has hosted an bi-annual design competition, inviting artists and engineers to submit proposals for a particular city or area. Previous competitions have been held in New York City and the United Arab Emirates.”

More Here >

Le Monde

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Le Monde
WindWaker: le mariage de l’art et de l’énergie renouvelable
August 20, 2014

“La Land Art Generator Initiative Competition est une compétition internationale qui associe design et énergies propres. Elle invite les participants à imaginer des installations publiques à la fois artistiques, innovantes et génératrices d’énergies renouvelables. Après Dubaï et New-York, la troisième édition de ce concours se tient cette année dans un ancien chantier naval de Copenhague. Le magazine FastCompany présente le projet WindWaker. Celui-ci prend la forme de grandes voiles de navire. Imaginée par les espagnols Miguel Ángel López et Julio Alejandro Romero Alonso, l’installation est dotée de nanogénérateurs qui transforment le vent en électricité. Le dispositif permettrait de répondre aux besoins énergétiques annuels de 90 foyers.”

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Inhabitat: Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid
August 20, 2014 By Lucy Wang

“Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy, the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year.”

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Fast Company

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Who Says Power Plants Have To Be Ugly? This Sculpture Reinvents Wind Power As Art
In a new design for a Copenhagen park, the giant sails of the Windwaker sculpture gently gust in the wind, producing enough beauty to power 90 homes.

August 18, 2014 By Adele Peters

Wind turbines aren’t necessarily considered beautiful. Just ask the developers behind the offshore Cape Wind project, who have fought off opposition for 13 years–and 26 lawsuits–in part because some residents didn’t want the wind farm to spoil views. But in a new proposed design for a park in Copenhagen, the wind farm is art.

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Blue & Green Tomorrow

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Green ‘energy duck’ to bring clean, solar energy to Copenhagen
August 5, 2014 By Jemma Collins

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Monday, August 4th, 2014

Briter vil have mastodontisk and til Københavns Havn
August 4, 2014, By Martin Kunzendorf

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Monday, August 4th, 2014

Solar energy duck could generate renewable power for Copenhagen
August 3, 2014

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Time Magazine: Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Time Magazine
Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen
August 3, 2014, By Nolan Feeney

“Here’s an idea for energy sustainability that’s not mere quackery: A team of British designers and artists have proposed a floating tourist attraction that would gather solar energy in Copenhagen Harbor as the Danish city works to become carbon-neutral by the year 2025.”

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Energy Duck Has Made a Splash!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

You can read more about Energy Duck, a submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition for Copenhagen by following the below media links or the LAGI blog post. This playful design utilizes photovoltaic panels. The London based team is comprised of Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer.

Time Magazine
Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen
August 3, 2014, By Nolan Feeney

Solar energy duck could generate renewable power for Copenhagen
August 3, 2014

Mother Nature Network
This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energy
July 18, 2014, By Matt Hickman

Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (July 20)
July 20, 2014, By Tracy Staedter

Artists design giant PV-packing floating duck for the city of Copenhagen
July 18, 2014, By Bridget Borgobello

Architecture and Design
London artists design giant ‘Energy Duck’ to generate electricity for Copenhagen
July 18, 2014

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen
July 14, 2014, By Beverley Mitchell

Copenhagen Post
A giant duck and a cloud structure: plans for the capital’s waters
July 23, 2014, By Lawrence Shanahan

All About Copenhagen Guide
Skal København have en kæmpe, flydende energi-and?
July 22, 2014, By Kaspar Mørk

European Commission
Energy Duck could generate Solar and Hydro Power
July 24, 2014

PV Magazine
Giant PV duck energizes Copenhagen design competition
July 21, 2014, By Edgar Meza

The Creators Project
A Duck-Shaped Solar Pavilion Could Help Power Copenhagen
July 18, 2014, By Beckett Mufson

All About Copenhagen Guide

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

All About Copenhagen Guide ( posted this wonderful selection of LAGI 2014 submissions.
Se de vilde billeder: Hele verden designer energi-arkitektur til København
More here >

Inhabitat: Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen
by Beverley Mitchell

The Energy Duck is a submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2014, this year held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the London-based team of Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer, the iconic and engaging public artwork proposal is a renewable energy generator and storehouse, an interactive and educative tourist destination, and a celebration of local wildlife.

The Energy Duck is modeled on the common eider duck, which is found in the waters of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the eider’s breeding habitat is at risk from the effects of climate change, so the team decided to use its form to raise awareness of the local impacts of a global issue. The appealing, 12-storey high sculpture is proposed to float in the waters of the city’s harbor. It would be constructed from a lightweight steel frame, with very lightweight steel supporting a skin of photovoltaic panels and dummy panels.

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Shawati’ Magazine

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Shawati’ Magazine
Eye Opening Art: From Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen
Spring 2014

This lovely article in the spring issue of Abu Dhabi’s Shawati’ magazine provides a background of the Land Art Generator Initiative. LAGI is honored that Shawati’ is our media partner for 2014!

Public Art Review

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Vision Behind the Land Art Generator Initiative
A video interview with Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry

“The Land Art Generator Initiative has formulated an approach to design thinking that intrigued us since the moment we first found out about them. We wanted to know more about their vision and mission, so we asked them for an in-person interview. This video will take you behind the scenes with Elizabeth and Robert as they give us insight into their work from the development of the initiative to the implementation of actual projects.”

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Huffington Post: Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Creating Connections With Nature Via Art
Huffington Post
February 23, 2014
by Carmen Zella

This type of art has been so inspiring that there has even been entire organizations centered around it. The Land Art Generator Initiative is one of them. They seek to promote sustainable design solutions by integrating art with renewable energy infrastructures. This organization is currently asking for entries for their LAGI 2014 Design competition. They are looking for entries that utilize public art into something that can also create clean energy. This is a little different than the land art, which was mentioned before, yet it is still drawing the attention back to the earth through the use of art. They, however, seek to do this in a more productive way. Ideas are welcomed to be submitted up till May 18.

This type of art offers an entirely new way of interacting with nature and truly does create a relationship between the artist and the earth. In modern times, this connection is vital to our future. I believe that art really can change the world. Both art and nature are purely inspirational. Put together, they might possibly provide us with the key for a bright and long future.

Design Competition unites civic art and energy production in Copenhagen

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Design Competition unites civic art and energy production in Copenhagen
By Martin Kunzendorf

Henover årsskiftet, kunne folkene bag den amerikanske organisation ‘LAGI – Land Art Generator Initiative’ hæve glassene og erklære konkurrencen om at skabe et bæredygtigt og energiproducerende kunstværk til København for åben.
Værket skal være offentligt tilgængeligt og generere strøm til elnettet, samt designes specifikt til en grund på Refshaleøen i København – direkte overfor Den Lille Havfrue på den modsatte side af havnen.

Kombination af æstetik og funktion
LAGI arbejder for at bringe kunstnere, arkitekter, ingeniører og videnskabsfolk sammen, for at skabe nye løsninger for bæredygtige energianlæg, der kombinerer æstetik og funktion.
Typisk er miljøvenlige energikilder ikke ønsket nogen steder og selv de stærkeste miljøforkæmpere, vil hverken have solcelleanlæg eller vindmøller i deres baghave, fortæller den ene af LAGI’s stiftere Elisabeth Monoian til
Derimod er offentlige kunstværker noget, som alle byer ønsker sig og som både kan skal stolthed og blive til overskudsgivende turistmagneter. Og vi vil forene de to, forklarer hun.

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Public Art Review

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Trash to Treasure: Conceptual projects imagine a renewable future for the world’s biggest junkyard
By Joe Hart
Cover image:
A submission to LAGI 2012 by Paolo Venturella, Alessandro Balducci, Gilberto Bonelli, Rocco Valantines, Mario Emanuele Salini, Pietro Bodria