Call For Projects
Submit deadline: 6 May 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne, Australia! It’s your turn to influence the design of sustainable cities for a post-carbon world.

LAGI 2018 is free and open to anyone anywhere. We invite 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.´

The theme of this year’s competition is “Energy Overlays—the superimposition of energy and art onto an emerging master plan for urban regeneration.”

LAGI 2018 is sponsored and hosted by the State of Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning with the City of Port Phillip as site partner.

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. The outcomes will demonstrate creative and engaging approaches to urban community energy and resilient microgrids—part of a comprehensive solution to climate change that makes our cities more beautiful as it also makes them more sustainable.

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 (and other clean technology) 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 a vibrant city of arts and culture.

The design site, St Kilda Triangle and foreshore, is an ideal 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 in October 2018. Satellite exhibitions and workshops will be programmed throughout St Kilda, the City of Port Phillip, and the State of Victoria.

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

For a complete list of jury members, schedule, to download the design guidelines, and more, visit the LAGI 2018 page at

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