1st Place Winner
Artist Team Robert Flottemesch, Jen DeNike, Johanna Ballhaus,
& Adrian P. De Luca
2nd Place Mention
Concept and Design Atelier dna: Darío Núñez Ameni & Thomas Siegl
Narrative and Poetics Gabrielle Jesiolowski
Structure and Engineering
ISSE Innovative Structural and Specialty Engineering: Radhi Majmudar PE
Ecology and Renewable Energy Strategy eDesign Dynamics: Ian Lipsky
3rd Place Mention
Predock Frane Architects: Hadrian Predock & John Frane, Principals
Chris Schoeneck, Johanna Beuscher, Heinrich Huber, Design Team
|Category||Project Competition / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|RegDeadline||4 June 2010 GoogleCal iCal|
|4 June 2010 (via Online)|
The call is to design a pragmatic art installation for one of three pre-selected sites that fulfills 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 constructible 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 dialogue 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 assessment in order to determine the effects of the project on the ecosystem into which the installation is to be constructed. Mention should be given to a mitigation strategy that will address any foreseeable issues.
- 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.
site 1 Dubai :: Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
site 2 Abu Dhabi :: Between Yas and Saadiyat Islands
site 3 Abu Dhabi :: Airport Road Near the Masdar City Site
Interdisciplinary Project Leader at IDEO
Co-author of Massive Change (with Bruce Mau)
Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture and AA Publications
Co-Founder/Director, Exit Art, NYC
Assistant Curator, Exit Art, NYC
Architect and Urban Planner at the Urban Planning Council (UPC) of Abu Dhabi
Reuben S. Andrews, M.A., M.Phil., PGDPR
Information & Media, Consumption Sustainability – Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai
Researcher, artist and fellow in the Disruptive Design Team of the NTRG
Adjunct Assistant Professor of communications at NYU’s ITP
Dr. Mohamed H. Newera, P.E., MBA
Masdar Delivery and Design Divisions Director, Abu Dhabi
Jenna Didier & Oliver Hess
Directors, Materials & Applications (www.emanate.org), architecture and landscape research; principals, Didier Hess (www.didierhess.com), public art studio.
Chief Sustainability Officer New Leaf America, Inc.
Laguna Beach, California
Manager of Architecture Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
Georgeta Vidican, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi
Consultant, Arts and Sustainability
Instructor, Critical & Cultural Studies - Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University
Michiel van Raaij
Editor Eikongraphia, Publisher architectenweb.nl
Digital Media Artist
Director of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media (IFDM) Program at the University of New Mexico
James Wines, Denise MC Lee, Sara Stracey
SITE | architecture, art & design, New York City
At least one winner will receive $15,000 in prize award money
There is no guarantee of any of the projects being constructed. The Land Art Generator Initiative has yet to secure (as of the announcement of the competition) the official backing and support of the developmental entities that would be required to actually begin construction.
Four (4) A1 size layout pages (PDF only), etc.
Announcemen of jury decision: July 30, 2010
Zero Impact Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE