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Land Art Generator Initiative 2012 International Design Competition: Freshkills Park New York City

Geschreven op 23-1-2012 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Design, Duurzaam
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In partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition is being held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) in New York City.

The competition is free and open to everyone. We encourage designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists and anyone to enter who believes that the world can be powered beautifully and sustainably.

See also: Land Art Generator Initiative 2012 International Design Competition: Freshkills Park New York City – Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 Design Competition Winner: Copenhagen’s Solar Hour Glass – Open Letter by LAGI to Bill Gates and Paris COP21: A Proposal for COP26 in 2020 – Land Art Generator Initiative – LAGI 2018 Melbourne: Help Victoria Become Net-Zero by 2020

early three times the size of Central Park, what once was the world’s largest landfill will become the City’s largest park. The complete transition will be taking place over the next decades in stages, and the park is designed to be a symbol of sustainable natural ecology within the context of our constructed environment. The site is expansive to allow for maximum creativity. Proposals may cover up to 100 acres and artist teams can choose where to place their design within a 300 acre area (shaded above) that extends over both the North Park and East Park sections of Freshkills Park.

Sustainable energy has been included in the conceptual master plan for Freshkills Park from the start. The methane gas that is generated by the landfill below the cap (enough to heat 22,000 homes) is already being sold to a local utility. And the potential for renewable energy generation above the landfill cap is enormous. But this specific context requires special considerations, and the promise of a public park as beautiful amenity creates a unique opportunity to explore creative ways of harnessing natural energy resources.

There have been proposals for wind turbines and solar panels to be installed on the site. But a number of factors may need to be considered before embarking on a standard approach: the proximity to residential neighborhoods, the foundation restrictions of the landfill engineering, the desire to protect the natural environment, birds, and animals, and the promise of Freshkills Park as a place for recreation and enjoyment. We propose that artistic renewable energy installations can provide the perfect answer, by blending utility, beauty, and education, while conforming to the design restrictions of landfill mediation and conserving the local environment.

The monetary prize award to the winners of the 2012 LAGI design competition will not guarantee a commission for construction. LAGI will be working with stakeholders both locally (NYC) and internationally to pursue possibilities for implementation of the most pragmatic and aesthetic of the submitted design proposals. Registration is free and you have until July 1, 2012 to submit your design. Here’s a direct link to the official design brief that was just released today: 2012 Design Guidelines (PDF). If you are age 19 or below please consider entering a submission for the high school edition. Source: The Land Art Generator Initiative

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