Land Art Generator Initiative LAGI 2018 Melbourne Australia Energy Overlays Land Art Generator Initiative LAGI 2018 Melbourne Australia Energy Overlays

Land Art Generator Initiative LAGI 2018 Melbourne Australia Energy Overlays

LAGI 2018 is free and open to anyone around the world, and invites you to design a large-scale and site-specific public art installation that generates clean energy by incorporating renewable energy technology as the primary media for the art.

LAGI 2018 is sponsored by the State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, and hosted by the City of Port Phillip. Project partners include: Carbon Arts, Fed Square, and Climarte.

The theme of the LAGI 2018 competition is "Energy Overlays—the superimposition of energy and art onto an emerging master plan for urban regeneration." The design brief has been carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.

Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.

How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?

Melbourne has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development. The LAGI competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, is a perfect fit for Melbourne, a vibrant city of arts and culture.

The design site, St Kilda Triangle, is a thriving public transit suburb of Melbourne with a heart of creativity, environmentalism, and social inclusiveness—the perfect canvas for the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition!


1st Prize $16,000 USD

2nd Prize $5,000 USD

One representative of the first and second place winning teams will be flown to Melbourne, Australia for the award ceremony and exhibition opening.


Award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch held at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. Satellite exhibitions and workshops will be programmed throughout St Kilda, the City of Port Phillip, and the State of Victoria.


The LAGI 2018 publication featuring the top 50 submissions will be released in October 2018 by Hirmer Publishers.


Kim Herforth Nielsen
Founder and Creative Director 3XN Architects

Guy Abrahams

Simon Corbell
Victoria’s Renewable Energy Advocate, Ministry for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Charles Anderson
Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, RMIT University
Director, CAStudios / SAALA

Elizabeth Corr
NRDC Manager, Art Partnerships & Events Natural Resources Defense Council

William L. Fox
Director, Center for Art + Environment Nevada Museum of Art

Jill Garner
Victorian Government Architect

Dr Beatriz Cristina Maturana
Founder of Architects for Peace, Academic Director at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile

Sharon Pollard
General Manager Operations
Fed Square

Anna Skarbek
CEO, ClimateWorks Australia

Martijn Wilder AM
Partner, Baker & McKenzie


cash prize award: $ 21,000.00 USD

Call for entry