Land Art Generator Initiative in Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline: 18 May 2014
Open to: international designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists, and anyone to enter who believes that the world can be powered beautifully and sustainably
Award: $15,000 for the first place; $5,000 for the second


The 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative, in partnership with Refshaleøen Holding and other project partners, calls on artists and designers to submit proposals for a pragmatic art installation for the design site at Refshaleøen, located across the water from the iconic Little Mermaid Statue. A qualified entry must fulfill the following requirements and be developed to a concept design level of detail.

The main goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power for hundreds to thousands of homes around the world.

LAGI 2014 could not arrive in Copenhagen at a more opportune moment. As the city, the European Green Capital of 2014, moves towards carbon neutral status by 2025 the debate over the aesthetic manifestation and human interaction component of our new energy infrastructure is becoming increasingly important to the planning strategies required to attain zero-carbon sustainability goals.


There are no restrictions on team size and/or makeup. The competition is open to everyone, but is in particular aimed at artists, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. It is recommended (but not mandatory) that the team be comprised of interdisciplinary members so as to arrive at the most well-conceived result but also great ideas can spring from individual efforts as well.

As an international design competition, the Competition is open worldwide to professionals, any member of the public, and to students.


  • First Place: $15,000 (USD). Two members of the first place winning team will be flown to Copenhagen for the award ceremony and exhibition opening. Accommodations and airfare will be provided, but Visas and other travel requirements are the responsibility of the team members.
  • Second Place: $5,000 (USD).


Submissions will be accepted until May 18, 2014 at 23:59 (11:59pm) GMT.

Enter the competition by clicking here. Submissions must be done online by registering in the website. Registration is free.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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