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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 Environment,Reader Submitted Content,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | No Comments

Whirlers, wind turbines, Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island, Caterina Tiazzoldi, Eduardo Benamor Duarte [1]

Whirlers is project by Caterina Tiazzoldi [2] and Eduardo Benamor Duarte [3] 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 [4] exhibition, which opened in October at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art. The Whirlers design is based on the Darrieus [5], 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.

Whirlers, wind turbines, Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island, Caterina Tiazzoldi, Eduardo Benamor Duarte [6]

The Land Art Generator Initiative [7] 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.

+ Caterina Tiazzoldi [2]

+ Eduardo Benamor Duarte [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1697/whirlers_2-ai/

[2] Caterina Tiazzoldi: http://www.tiazzoldi.org/

[3] Eduardo Benamor Duarte: http://www.benamorduarte.com/

[4] Land Art Generator Initiative: http://landartgenerator.org/

[5] Darrieus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrieus_wind_turbine

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-whirlers-is-a-colorful-wind-turbine-installation-for-fresh-kills-park/whirlers_4-3-ai/

[7] Land Art Generator Initiative: http://inhabitat.com/tag/land-art-generator-initiative/

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