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The Whirlers: A Colorful Wind Turbine Installation for Fresh Kills Park
Posted By caterinatiazzoldi On November 6, 2012 @ 2:15 pm In Reader Submitted Content,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | No Comments
Whirlers is project by Caterina Tiazzoldi  and Eduardo Benamor Duarte  that proposes building a large cluster of colorful wind turbines at Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island. The project is part of the Land Art Generator Initiative  exhibition, which opened in October at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art. The Whirlers design is based on the Darrieus , a popular vertical-axis wind turbine. Tiazzoldi and Benamor Duarte conceived of the project as a sort of “whirling artificial forest” of 10,000 colorful turbines that would give visitors the experience of walking amidst a spinning forest.
The Land Art Generator Initiative  is a design contest that challenges designers to come up with innovative public art installations that produce clean energy. Tiazzoldi’s and Benamor Duarte’s Whirlers project provides a dynamic landscape for visitors to the park to interact with. The turbines vary in height and color, responding to the topography of the site.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1697/whirlers_2-ai/
 Caterina Tiazzoldi: http://www.tiazzoldi.org/
 Eduardo Benamor Duarte: http://www.benamorduarte.com/
 Land Art Generator Initiative: http://landartgenerator.org/
 Darrieus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrieus_wind_turbine
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 Land Art Generator Initiative: http://inhabitat.com/tag/land-art-generator-initiative/
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