LAGI 2019

Sponsor: LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative)

Type: Open, one-stage, international

Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
The 24th World Energy Congress will be the venue for the awards ceremony and the exhibition of 25 shortlisted projects designed for Masdar City. The 2020 World Future Energy Summit will host a second exhibition and book launch.
Eligibility: Professionals, students

Fees: None
Language: English
12 May 2019 – Submission deadline

First Prize -US$40,000
Second Prize – US$10,000
Design Challenge:
The sponsor seeks an iconic work of art for a landmark site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The artwork will use renewable energy technology as a medium of creative expression and will provide on-site energy production consistent with the master plan of the city.

The goal of LAGI 2019 is to bring forward a portfolio of feasible concept designs that push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s renewable energy technologies. To ensure that the proposals are constructible, this will be the first LAGI design competition that will provide a capital cost restriction as a part of the design brief. The cost per watt of installed nameplate capacity is meant to provide guidance and steer proposals towards technologies that are ready for implementation. The limit has been set to coincide with the approximate cost per watt of installed solar photovoltaic panels as it existed in 1992, the year of the first United Nations Framework on Climate Change meeting (the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro). Since then, the cost of installed solar has fallen more than 85%. Celebrating this achievement that has placed solar at parity with fossil fueled electricity, you are asked to reinvest this cost margin into the artistic elements of your design. You are free to use any renewable energy technology, as long as your estimated cost per watt installed does not exceed $20 USD.
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