Selected Entry at LAGI 2014

The Place of Tomorrow // Aesthetic Representation of Copenhagen’s Future Plan

 Aesthetic translation of key aspects in strategic planning for clean energy production for future of human being using natural energy sources provides the opportunity to draw better, healthier and beneficial perspective for future generations, allowing the experience of joy, freedom and assurance along with technical ameliorative methodologies.

The Place of Tomorrow represents aesthetic aspects of human being’s thinking for future goal of environmentally friendly life style: as a public garden, it benefits from poetic natural space of an opening-hub to the wind stream through freely dancing reins of linear fabric leafs, and as a connective neighborhood, interacting with current and future excellences of existing and forthcoming contingencies, it epitomizes the future of clean energy to people hosting both local and international visitors.

The oscillating texture of fabric shades, in an increasing-decreasing height-discipline, are framed to express the artificial explanation of Copenhagen’s future energy-plan in to an established contemporary trace of existing natural energy use on daily basis. The historic preservations of REFSHALEOEN-Holding site location besides current observations from prevailing opportunities on cultural, technical and social infrastructure developments are considered in creating a public space, where natural wind energy is used to express the achievements, good times, cultural values, social progressions and environmental success of Copenhagen in Denmark, where 22% of total electricity consumption is produced by wind power, the highest rate in the world. This proposal formulates potential and actual opportunities from the environmentally friendly strategy of future plan for Copenhagen, where 50% of the electricity production in 2020 will be done by wind power. It presents the future capacity of 2025 in a public place: The Place of Tomorrow


Public Garden

In reference to 8,000 workers in the shipyard in Sonder Hoved (as Danish industrial edge), a public garden is designed under 8,000 linear fabric leafs, with different lengths, freely dancing in the air. 8000 fabric blades are installed on 8 rows of thin structure standing over the garden that is built over the past basin to remember how technology and industry can become friendly together with nature and human in a simple way. The whole design composition is located in respect to Danish great identity, the little Mermaid. In the public garden people can get familiar with the history and identity of the site. There is an exhibition of the industrial history of the site and a showcase of the shipyard before restoration on garden walls, where both local and international public will find out more about the glory and excellence of history at the time when the site was an industrial base for the country.

Besides historical significance of the site, we looked at cultural and technological importance of the project. Copenhagen is planning to have more than 100 new wind turbines by 2025 when most of electricity production will take place from wind power. This important factor has been reflected in design of this project where the longer fabric shades that produce more electricity are representative of future, when most of electricity will be produced by wind and the shorter blades are indication of early times in 2012, when only 22% of electricity were produced by wind power. In this public garden, the daily wind power energy production done by wind turbine farms (particularly the Lynetten wast water facility site on Refshalevej Street) is captured by sensors. Then the results are converted into artificial lighting illuminations in data processing software that turns on the LED grids on 8 rows of structure. The power to turn the lights on is generated by fabrics. Overall 8,000 pieces of electricity generating fabrics, which benefit from movement of electrons in nanowires technology to generate power, with average 25m height and 15cm width will produce 300kw/hr in windy climate conditions during the day. This will feed the LED lights of the project and will be enough for lighting of nine hundred household on daily basis. During the night, the energy observation is translated in to artificial lighting that will make the public garden setting communicational language with visitors on surrounding sites about the amount of energy produced in this site in Copenhagen.