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Night & Day: St. Kilda Hydro‑Solar Generator

Melbourne, Australia

Night & Day: St. Kilda Hydro‑Solar Generator

Melbourne, Australia

  • Design Principal

    Kevin M. Kudo-King

This proposal for a public art installation addresses the most pressing question in renewable energy today: storage. Most technology, such as photovoltaic panels or wind turbines, harvests energy during the day, but urban energy use is highest at night. Thus, the question for cities is how to store renewable energy in environmentally friendly ways.

“Night & Day” answers this question with a large-scale public artwork capable of producing and storing clean energy. This inhabitable, kinetic hydro-solar generator offers a new model for hydro energy storage that can be utilized by coastal cities around the world. Functioning as bridge, interactive public art and energy generator, “Night & Day” will change the way people understand the interplay of art, science and energy use in their communities.

Team

Awards

2018

Land Art Generator Initiative, 2nd Plane

Publications

2018

Rinaldi, Marco. “Winners of 2018 Land Art Generator Design Competition for Melbourne.” A As Architecture, 18 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne.” A Green Living, 18 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” A Green Living, 10 Oct. 2018. Web.

Walsh, Niall Patrick. “Olson Kundig’s Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes.” ArchDaily, 12 Oct. 2018. Web.

Testado, Justine. “The winning 2018 LAGI Melbourne public art proposals.” Archinect, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

“NH Architecture team wins the 2018 Land Art Generator design competition.” Architecture Australia, 12 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne.” Blog Likes, 18 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” Blog Likes, 10 Oct. 2018. Web.

Testado, Justine. “The winning 2018 LAGI Melbourne public art proposals.” Bustler, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Power plants as public art.” Cosmos Magazine, 12 Oct. 2018. Web.

Energy Overlays: Land Art Generator Initiative. Melbourne: Hirmer, Oct. 2018, 56-61. Book.

“Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne.” Follow News, 18 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” Follow News, 10 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig’s Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes.” Follow News, 12 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne.” Futuristic Architecture, 19 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” Futuristic Architecture, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

Wang, Lucy. “Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” Inhabitat, 10 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Escultura sustentable.” Muy Interesante, Nov. 2018, 84-85. Print.

“Premier projet d’un ponton qui produit l’énergie.” Science & Vie, Jan. 2019, 56-57. Print.

Testado, Justine. “The winning 2018 LAGI Melbourne public art proposals.” Seriously Architecture, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

Walsh, Niall Patrick. “Olson Kundig’s Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes.” Seriously Architecture, 12 Oct. 2018. Web.

Matchar, Emily. “This Golden Canopy Could Power 500 Homes.” Smithsonian, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” SQUA.RE, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.

Wang, Lucy. “Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne.” Wopular, 18 Oct. 2018. Web.

“Land Art Generator Initiative Shortlist Shows How Renewable Energy Can Also Be Beautiful And Artful.” World Architecture Community, 4 Aug. 2018. Web.

“Olson Kundig solar sail proposal could power up to 200 Melbourne homes with clean energy.” World News, 10 Oct. 2018. Web.

Puiu, Tibi. “Melbourne solar powered canopy that doubles as work of art wins 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative.” ZME Science, 11 Oct. 2018. Web.