Submission: May 06, 2018
Registration: May 06, 2018
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: 2 Stage Design Competition
LAGI 2018 is free and open to anyone around the world, and invites you to design a large-scale and site-specific public art installation that generates clean energy by incorporating renewable energy technology as the primary media for the art. LAGI 2018 is sponsored by the State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, and hosted by the City of Port Phillip. Project partners include: Carbon Arts, Fed Square, and Climarte.
The theme of the LAGI 2018 competition is “Energy Overlays—the superimposition of energy and art onto an emerging master plan for urban regeneration.” The design brief has been carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.
Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.
How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?
Melbourne has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development. The LAGI competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, is a perfect fit for Melbourne, a vibrant city of arts and culture.
The design site, St Kilda Triangle, is a thriving public transit suburb of Melbourne with a heart of creativity, environmentalism, and social inclusiveness—the perfect canvas for the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition!
1st Prize $16,000 USD
2nd Prize $5,000 USD
One representative of the first and second place winning teams will be flown to Melbourne, Australia for the award ceremony and exhibition opening.