1st Place Winner LAGI 2014 Copenhagen,
Santiago Muros Cortés
Energy Technologies: concentrated solar power (thermal beam-down tower with heliostats)
Annual Capacity: 7,500 MWh
The Clear Orb, LAGI 2016 Santa Monica
Team: Jaesik Lim, Ahyoung Lee, Jaeyeol Kim, Taegu Lim (Heerim Architects & Planners) Energy Technologies: transparent luminescent solar concentrators, oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy converter
Water Harvesting Technologies: solar distillation
Annual Capacity: 3,820 MWh and 2.2 million liters of drinking water
The Pipe, LAGI 2016 Santa Monica
TEAM: bdolaziz Khalili, Puya Kalili, Laleh Javaheri, Iman Khalili, Kathy Kiany (Khalili Engineers)
Energy Technologies: Photovoltaic Panels
Water Harvesting Technologies: Electromagnetic Desalination
Annual Capacity: 10,000 MWh to generate 4.5 billion liters of drinking water
Beyond the Wave
a submission to LAGI 2014 Copenhagen
TEAM: Jaesik Lim, Ahyoung Lee, Sunpil Choi, Dohyoung Kim, Hoeyoung Jung, Jaeyeol Kim, Hansaem Kim (Heerim Architects & Planners)
Energy Technologies: organic thin film
Annual Capacity: 4,229 MWh
Windstalk, a submission to LAGI 2010 Dubai/Abu Dhabi
TEAM: Darío Núñez Ameni and Thomas Siegl, with Atelier dna
Energy Technologies: piezoelectric discs, linear alternator
Annual Capacity: 20,000 MWh
Art+Energy Flash Cards being used during a LAGI workshop. The Land Art Generator Art + Energy Flash Cards are designed to strengthen the pragmatic problem solving skills needed to address solutions for 21st century energy challenges by offering an engaging tool for science education. They highlight real world applications of STEAM objectives and teach about the importance of sustainability in design. You can download your free Flash Cards here. >
The consortium including Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals, and BIGG Regeneration supported by ecoartscotland has brought together overseas and Glasgow-based teams to research and develop site-specific LAGI artwork concept proposals for Port Dundas. More about LAGI Glasgow Here >
LAGI 2010 exhibition at the World Future Energy Summit. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visits the first exhibition of designs submitted to the biennial LAGI design competition. His guide was overheard explaining to him that "renewable energy can be beautiful." Photo by Roger White. Thank you to Masdar for supporting LAGI 2010!
LAGI KENYA The LAGI, Idia'Dega, Maasai Community partnership is bringing aesthetically and culturally relevant renewable energy infrastructure to the Maasai community in Olorgesailie Kenya. The Maasai women who have been working closely with Tereneh Mosley and Idia'Dega have taken the lead in designing creative installations that have the added benefit of generating clean and renewable energy for their community. Learn more here >
a submission to LAGI 2014 Copenhagen
TEAM: Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, Patrick Fryer
Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels, hydraulic turbines
Annual Capacity: 400 MWh
WindNest by Trevor Lee
More about WindNest here >
Balance / Imbalance, a submission to LAGI 2014 Copenhagen by Hideaki Nishimura
Energy Technologies: Buoy-type wave converter with Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscle Sphelar® photovoltaic, piezoelectric films
Annual Capacity: 720 MWh
Solar Eco System
a submission to LAGI 2010 Dubai/Abu Dhabi by Antonio Maccà, Flavio Masi
Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels
Annual Capacity: 1,000 MWh
Fresh Hills, 2nd Place Winner LAGI 2012 NYC
TEAM: Matthew Rosenberg; Structural Engineering Consultant: Matt Melnyk; Production Assistants: Emmy Maruta, Robbie Eleazer
Energy Technologies: WindTamerTM, Carbon Dioxide Scrubber, SmartWrapTM
Annual Capacity: 238 MWh
Art+Energy Camp, Summer 2015, Pittsburgh.
This unique six-week summer (2015) camp in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh gave 20 kids an education in energy science, climate science, art, design, and solar power installation. The final outcome was a built solar artwork—Renaissance Gate—designed by the campers! Learn more here >
The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes.
land art generator Solar Mural artwork program—anything an artist can do in paint, they can now do in solar!
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."
Former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, talks about the importance of LAGI. Video by Deborah Hosking
The Land Art Generator has put together this free 73-page Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies.
We hope that it is a source of inspiration to all designers, homeowners, urban planners, students, artists, and anyone
else interested in a clean energy future.
LAGI supporters have included
National Endowment for the Arts, Horne Family Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Hillman Foundation, Zayed University, Masdar, Region Capital of Denmark,
The Culture and Leisure Committee for the City of Copenhagen, Glasgow City Council, Shawati' Magazine,
IT University of Copenhagen, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Dreyers Fond, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Creative Carbon Scotland, and many private donors.