Shortlisted designs for LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi competition

LAGI 2019

The sixth Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition has recently concluded and twenty-eight world-changing designs have been shortlisted for a landmark site that could potentially be transformed into a new public park at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The shortlisted proposals can be seen on display at the 24th World Energy Congress from September 9–12, 2019.

LAGI 2019 has brought forward a portfolio of feasible concept designs that push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s renewable energy technologies. Each work of public art is not only designed to produce emissions-free electricity, but also provide a creative educational experience for visitors to Masdar City, in keeping with the environmental, social, economic, and cultural goals of Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030. The potential design site is the first section of the green fingers open space network within the master plan of Masdar City. A gateway to Masdar City and its largest public park, the area measures 24,500 m2. Source and images Courtesy of LAGI.

  • Analemma by Ivana Jelic
  • Team Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Technology: translucent flexible solar thin-film
  • Annual Capacity: 600 MWh
  • Cloud Field by Ignacio Martí
  • Team Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Technology: organic photovoltaic (OPV)
  • Annual Capacity: 1,172 MWh
  • Crack in The Ground by Fernando Landeros, Nicolás Vidal
  • Team Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic with pumped hydro storage
  • Annual Capacity: 1,400 MWh
  • Dandelion Journey by Riccardo Tronci, Yu Feng, Mihelaimu Akram, Tang Jieyu
  • Team Location: Muravera, Italy
  • Technology: organic photovotaic (OPV), kinetic energy harvesting from wind (monolayer MoS2 piezoelectric), high-altitude wind power (HAWP) kite
  • Annual Capacity: 800 MWh
  • Following Eye by Yuanjia Chen, Enming Zhang, Jialin Wu, Yuanjia Chen, Rizqa Uswah, Emiliano Guzman
  • Team Location: Shanghai, China
  • Technology: concentrator photovoltaic (CPV)
  • Annual Capacity: 200 MWh
  • Forest of Light by Joo Hyung Oh, Jae Ho Yoon, Su In Kim, Sunjae Yu, Hyuksung Kwon
  • Team Location: Glendale (CA), USA
  • Technology: concentrated solar power (CSP) thermal
  • Annual Capacity: 9,500 MWh
  • Moving Shadows by Lu Chao, Weng Shenxia
  • Team Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic
  • Annual Capacity: 2,000 MWh
  • Nest by Robert Flottemesch
  • Team Location: Baltimore, USA
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic
  • Annual Capacity: 6,633 MWh
  • Polychromatic Courtyard by Sung Goo Yang
  • Team Location: Jersey City, USA
  • Technology: tinted and translucent amorphous silicon
  • Annual Capacity: 5,000 MWh
  • Source Re:Source by Jacob Kwan, Yashi Sikaria
  • Team Location: Santa Clara (CA), USA
  • Technology: dye-sensitized solar cells, wind sail freewheel generator
  • Annual Capacity: 300 MWh
  • Spark by Antonio Maccà
  • Team Location: Torreglia, Italy
  • Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector solar thermal
  • Annual Capacity: 1,800 MWh
  • Starlit Stratus by Sunggi Park
  • Team Location: Long Island City, USA
  • Technology: photovoltaic solar modules
  • Annual Capacity: 2,484 MWh
  • Sun Flower by Ricardo Solar Lezama, Viktoriya Kovaleva, Armando Solar
  • Team Location: San Jose, USA
  • Technology: translucent solar photovoltaic and gravity storage
  • Annual Capacity: 1,400 MWh
  • The Oasis at Masdar City by Aziz Khalili, Puya Khalili, Iman Khalili
  • Team Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Technology: combined solar photovoltaic and thermal modules, absorption chiller
  • Annual Capacity: 7,200 MWh and 18 million liters of drinking water
  • The Solar Compass by Santiago Muros Cortes
  • Team Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Technology: concentrated solar power
  • Annual Capacity: 4,000 MWh
  • The Solar Seesaw by Luca Fraccalvieri and Ahmad Nouraldeen
  • Team Location: Santeramo in Colle, Italy
  • Technology: flexible thin-film solar photovoltaic (CZTS) by Crystalsol™ or similar
  • Annual Capacity: 2,800 MWh
  • Unexpected Scenarios by Riccardo Daniel, Kei Shiho, Francesco Feltrin
  • Team Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Technology: solar thermal with Stirling heat engine and calcium hydride reactor with hydrogen energy storage
  • Annual Capacity: 175 MWh
  • Diurnal Shadow by Riccardo Mariano
  • Team Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Technology: thin-film solar photovoltaic (CIGS)
  • Annual Capacity: 400 MWh
  • expoSE by Cesare Cardia, Mauro Breda
  • Team Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Technology: planar optical micro-tracking solar panels and CIGS solar panels
  • Annual Capacity: 4,500 MWh
  • Masdar Calligraphy by Alfio Faro, Davide Persanti
  • Team Location: Paris, France
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic with color lamination, vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT)
  • Annual Capacity: 1,250 MWh
  • Solar Exploitation by Xiabing Lin, Liyao Hu
  • Team Location: Shanghai, China
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic, water harvesting
  • Annual Capacity: 3,500 MWh
  • The Oasis: an integrated ecosystem in the city by Jean-christophe Petillault, Antonin Hebert
  • Team Location: Paris, France
  • Technology: organic photovoltaic (OPV) by ASCA or similar, microbial electrolysis
  • Annual Capacity: 1,200 MWh
  • The LIT: Light Infinite Transformation by Massimo Edolo Marinelli, Tatiana Mardare, Daniela Laura Buruiana
  • Team Location: Milan, Italy
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic, water harvesting
  • Annual Capacity: 4,000 MWh
  • Solar Cloud by Sinan Gunay, Nurhayat Oz
  • Team Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Technology: carbon reinforced woven mesh with thin-film photovoltaic
  • Annual Capacity: 2,000 MWh
  • Museum of the Seven by Ahmed Ahmed
  • Team Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic, organic photovoltaic, solar ink
  • Annual Capacity: 3,000 MWh
  • Solar Present by Miguel Otero Fuentes, Edlyn García La Torre
  • Team Location: New York City, USA
  • Technology: solar photovoltaic, solar distillation of water
  • Annual Capacity: 1,500 MWh and 2 million gallons of water
  • Renewable Oasis by Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas
  • Team Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Technology: dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) laminated in ETFE sheets, piezoelectric energy harvesting (wind and pavement)
  • Annual Capacity: 500 MWh
  • The Pulse by Fatima Almheiri, Haya Mohammed Kamel, Moustafa Mahmood, Essam Abbas Essa, Joseph Limeta, Husam Ziad
  • Team Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Technology: monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic, piezoelectric energy harvesting pavers
  • Annual Capacity: 5,250 MWh

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