1st Place Winner for LAGI 2012:
Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows

Artist Team:
James Murray, Shota Vashakmadze
Artist Location:
Atlanta, USA
Energy Technologies:
Piezoelectric Generators (Thin Film and Embedded Wire)
Annual Capacity:
5,500 MWh
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Artist Descriptive Text:
Key interactions of human and ecological energies, above and below the surface of Freshkills, drive complex environmental flows, allowing us to question how to sense, channel, and harness their energies in a productive tension, revealing their interconnected fluctuations in beneficial ways. Scene-Sensor situates itself at the intersection of flows joining and separating opposing landforms: as a channel screen, harnessing the flows of wind through the tidal artery, and as vantage points, staging crosswise pedestrian flows through the park, the two acting in combination as a mirror-window, reflecting and revealing the scene of Freshkills’ fluctuating landscape back to itself. more...


2nd Place Winner for LAGI 2012:
Fresh Hills

Artist Team: Matthew Rosenberg Structural Engineering Consultant: Matt Melnyk Production Assistants: Emmy Maruta, Robbie Eleazer
Artist Location:
Los Angeles, USA
Energy Technologies:
WindTamer, Carbon Dioxide Scrubber, SmartWrap
Annual Capacity:
238 MWh
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Artist Descriptive Text:
As we approach Fresh Hills, the undulating mounds appear to be natural elements growing from the earth. The closer we get, however, it is clear that this structure, like the mounds below it, are not native to the recently capped Fresh Kills Landfill site. Its form rests lightly on the existing topography and creates definition across the expansive horizon. It caresses the East mound, creating a seamless integration between utility-scale energy harnessing and a program-filled landscape. It creates a harmonious relationship between earth and wind. Fresh Hills is a remedy for the typical turbine farm that so often isolates the landscape and discourages communities from engaging the space. more...


3rd Place Mention for LAGI 2012:
PIVOT

Artist Team:
Yunxin Hu and Ben Smith
Artist Location:
Atlanta, USA
Energy Technologies:
Piezoelectric disks and fabric
Annual Capacity:
1,200 MWh
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Artist Descriptive Text:
Central to Freshkills’ future is the fluctuating nature of its two key conditions—the gradual sinking of its landfill and rising of its surrounding sea level—making our challenge how to transform these potential problems into opportunities for land art. PIVOT answers with two intertwining operations: a floating ‘terra nova’ constructed at the moving line between these conditions that frame it while replacing lost terrain; and a gathering of the human and wind energies flowing along ‘the Kill/Confluence.’ more...


4th Place Mention for LAGI 2012:
99 Red Balloons

Artist Team: Emeka Nnadi, Scott Rosin, Meaghan Hunter, Danielle Loeb, Kara McDowell, Indrajit Mitra, Narges Ayat, Denis Fleury
Artist Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Energy Technologies:
Solar panels and piezoelectric panels
Annual Capacity: 14,000 MWh
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Artist Descriptive Text:

“99 dreams I have had, In everyone a red balloon, It’s all over and I’m standin’ pretty In this dust that was a city. If I could find a souvenir Just to prove the world was here And here is a red balloon I think of you, and let it go” (99 Luftballoons, Nena, 1984.)
An excerpt from the 1984 song "99 Red Balloons", this verse evokes visions of loss, hope, memory, and the perseverance of dreams for a redemptive and meaningful future. Inspired by these images, 99 Red Balloons is a thoughtful proposal for a metaphorical souvenir — proof that something redeeming and beautiful can rise out of the ‘dust’ that has been placed on the land by human activity and the accumulation of society’s waste. more...






Below is the shortlist as chosen by a selection committee in NYC (in random order
).


Solar Loop
Artist Team: Paolo Venturella, Alessandro Balducci, Gilberto Bonelli, Rocco Valantines, Mario Emanuele Salini, Pietro Bodria
Artist Location: Paris, France
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Power Play!

Artist Team: Trygve Faste, Aubrey Ament, Michael Bartell, Bryce Burgess, Kevin Do, Yasunori Fujikawa, Elizabeth Hampton, Heidi Hollingsworth, Isamu Jarman, Stephanie McCuaig, Lauren Mikami, Daniel Nicholson, Nathan Schultze, Claire Stewart, Joel Swenson, Rebecca Swofford
Artist Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
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In Between Scapes of Light
Artist Team: Carmen Bakanitsch, Christoph Walter Pirker
Artist Location: Graz, Austria
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Inefficiency can be Beautiful

Artist Team: Young-Tack Oh, Sungwoo Mattew Choi, Taylor Tso, Jin Hwan Choi, Joshua Choi, Betty Liu, Bomin Kim
Artist Location: Saint Louis, USA
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Field of Energy

Artist Team: Georgia Chousou, Pinelopi Korantani
Artist Location: Athens, Greece
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Flightaic

Artist Team: Michael Christian, Moumee Habib, Vanessa Pankhurst
Artist Location: Halifax, Canada
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BIOFUEL ARMATURE

Artist Team: Dmitriy Lewicki, Michael Hromek, Jordan Soriot
Artist Location: Sydney, Australia
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Elektrons

Artist Team: William E. Roberts, Laura Santín
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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The Solar Cairn
Artist Team: Julianne Brown, Christian Brown, Onion 3D Design
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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Electric Meadow

Artist Team: Andrea Legge, R. Murray Legge AIA, Deborah Eve Lewis, Jaime A. Castro (P.E., LEED AP, CEM, CxA S-E-A, Limited)
Artist Location: New York City, Houston & Austin TX, USA
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(ROBO)ZOO: STIMULATING A MECHANICAL ECOLOGY
Artist Team: Dyani Robarge, Natalie Snyder, May Sagenes Studio of Associate Professor, Lisa Tilder, at the Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Artist Location: Columbus, OH, USA
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Art Wind Energy Unit (A.W.E.)

Artist Team: Ana Morcillo Pallares, Jonathan Rule
Artist Location: Cieza (Murcia), Spain
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Blossomings

Artist Team: Inki Hong, Solim Choi, Walter Sueldo (Architecture i.S)
Artist Location: Union City, USA
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HELIOFIELD

Artist Team: Michael Chaveriat, Yikyu Choe, Myung Kweon Park
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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CLOUDFIELD

Artist Team: Elcin Ertugrul, Katherine Moya, Carlos Alegria, Joaquin Boldrini
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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Fresh Clouds

Artist Team: Thomas Kosbau, Joseph Hines, Brendan Warford, Chris Smith, Sergio Saucedo, and Blanca Eleta
Artist Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Solar Bloom

Artist Team: Robert Cervellione
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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Tree
Artist Team: Yijie Dang, Tom Tang
Artist Location: New York City, USA
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The Beauty of Recycling

Artist Team: Daniel Elmore
Artist Location: Cherry Hill, USA
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NAWT Balloons
Artist Team: Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman, Sarah Jazmine Fugate
Artist Location: Chicago, USA
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Currents
Artist Team: Anna Walker
Artist Location: Asheville, USA
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1st Place Winner LAGI 2012

Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows

Artist Team: James Murray, Shota Vashakmadze

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2nd Place Winner LAGI 2012

Fresh Hills

Artist Team: Matthew Rosenberg

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3rd Place Mention LAGI 2012

PIVOT

Artist Team: Ben Smith, Vee Hu

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4th Place Mention LAGI 2012

99 Red Balloons

Artist Team: Scott Rosin, Meaghan Hunter, Danielle Loeb, Emeka Nnadi, Kara McDowell, Jocelyn Chorney, Indrajit Mitra, Narges Ayat, Denis Fleury

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