Land Art Generator Initiative

scadenza 4 giugno 2010

The UAE Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is a landmark initiative to bring together artists, architects, scientists, and engineers in a first of its kind collaboration.

The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to design and construct a series of land art installations across the UAE that uniquely combine aesthetic intrigue with clean energy generation.

The LAGI viewing platforms will be tourist destinations that draw people from around the world to experience the beauty of the collaborative art creations here in the United Arab Emirates. At the same time, the art itself will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid with each land art sculpture having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes in the UAE.

The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct Land Art / Environmental Art installations in the United Arab Emirates that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid with each land art sculpture having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes in the UAE.

The summarized design brief for the competition is to design a public art installation for one of three pre-selected sites that fulfills all of the following criteria:

Is a three dimensional form that has the ability to stimulate and challenge the mind of the viewer on a contemplative level.

Embodies a sense of beauty and concept in its built form that is derived from the artistic sensitivities of the design team and from an acute attention to details.

Captures energy from nature, converts it into electricity, and has the ability to store, and/or transform and transmit electrical power to a power grid connection point to be supplied by others.

Does not create secondary emissions other than electricity and does not pollute its surroundings.

Is safe to people who would view it. Consideration must be made for viewing platforms and boundaries between public and restricted areas.

Is pragmatic and constructable within reason and employs technology that can be scalable and tested. There is no limit on the type of technology or the proprietary nature of the technology. The Land Art Generator Initiative will endeavor to reach contractual agreements with any company and/or patent holder that is specified as a part of a successful design entry. It is recommended that the design team make an effort to engage such entities in preliminary dialog as a part of their own research and development of the design entry..

Does not negatively impact the natural surroundings. Each entry should provide an environmental impact study and mitigation strategy in order to determine the effects of the project on the ecosystem into which the installation is to be constructed.

Uses all or any portion of the site. There is no requirement or restriction on size other than those of the plot limits themselves and the environmental footprint of the design.

Project Schedule
January 18, 2010: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF CALL TO TEAMS

January 18, 2010 - February 15, 2010: OPEN PERIOD FOR QUESTIONS

June 4, 2010: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

July 30, 2010: ANNOUNCEMENT OF 3 WINNING ENTRIES

September, 2010: FIRST PUBLIC EXHIBIT OF ALL QUALIFIED ENTRIES

+ info: www.landartgenerator.org/competition.html

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