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Olson Kundig's Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes

Posted On: Oct 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Olson Kundig's Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes

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Seattle-based Olson Kundig has released details of their second-place winner from the 2018 Land Art Generator competition, set in Melbourne , Australia. The “Night & Day” scheme combines solar energy with a hydro battery, generating enough power for 200 Australian homes, 24 hours per day. The St Kilda-situated infrastructure proposal doubles as an artwork and pedestrian bridge, with a flagship 5,400-square-meter solar sail suspended above the St Kilda Triangle in Port Phillip city. After sunset, further electricity is generated through two turbines capturing the kinetic movement of water released through them.
© Olson Kundig
The scheme seeks to combine “the best of public art and creative placemaking with the integration of community-scale renewable energy infrastructure into important public places.” The combined solar and hydropower provide the day and night capacity to meet St Kilda's peak and off-peak energy needs while providing a “dynamic, safe, and intimate experience of the...

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