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Solar Garden

Proposal for 1200 Buildings project, Melbourne Australia

Solar Garden employs photovoltaic panels mounted atop slender, steel rods to power a permanent LED lighting installation along the length of the Spencer Street median strip, from Rosslyn to Stanley Streets. By day, the impression is of a garden of solar panels, weaving in the wind, transforming the high-tech, utilitarian image of photovoltaic panels into a quasi-natural experience. By night, energy harvested from the Solar Garden is transformed into a dance of light of LED cattails, choreographed by the urban wind and the rush of air created by the daily ebbs and flows of vehicular traffic.

 

exhibited at
1200 Buildings project at
the Atrium at Federation Square 2011

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