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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