MID STUDENTS WIN 2ND PRICE AT LAGI COMPETITION AT BUGA MANNHEIM 2023
Congratulations to the 2nd place winning team behind “Kaleidoscopic Dune,” Muny-Roth Chev, Jason Daniel, and Vatsapol Nanta. In the image from left to right: the MID-team, Elizabeth Monoian (LAGI Founding director), Michael Schnellbach (CEO BUGA 2023), Peter Kurz (Mayor of the city of Mannheim), Robert Ferry (LAGI founding director), Yi Yang Chai (First place award), Tina Nailor (Site Project manager BUGA 2023)
“Kaleidoscopic Dune” explores how technology, art, and light merge to define sustainable living in the twenty-first century. Incorporating light as a sculptural and experiential element, the artwork is a modular system of energy generation that is quickly assembled in a variety of forms made from sustainable materials. A system of tensile support masts allows for large open spaces. The flexibility of the structure can accommodate public functions as well as spaces for private gardens, a playground, and an observatory.
A complete dune system consists of more than 70 repeating hexagonal kaleidoscope modules of reclaimed wood that are coupled in a simple interlocking system. Within each module, colored glass and reflective glass create a kaleidoscope eﬀect for the enjoyment of visitors below. Rising from the center of each kaleidoscope module, a sun-catching cone operates with a dual-axis solar tracking system to align with the position of the sun throughout the day. Each sun-catching cone contains a high performance, multi-junction solar cell that collects the concentrated sunlight from the Fresnel lens at the cone opening and converts it into electricity. A heat sink system keeps the solar cells operating at peak efficiency.
Furthermore three projects of the Detmolder Schule of Architecture and Interior Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ostwestfalen-Lippe have been published online and in the 2022 LAGI book. The projects are “treEcoTopia” by the Interior Architecture students Hannah Hammer, Gautham Thampy, Mareike Schulte, Louisa Fiedler, and Lea Seibel with Prof. Dr. Markus Schein, “Room to Breathe” by MID students Tom Esdar, Maximilian Bohnhorst, and Hamed Samara as well as the project “Knitted Orchards” by the MID students Luis Gutierrez, Aram Badr, and Andrei Stan.
LAGI 2022 Mannheim is a partnership with BUGA 23, the German Federal Horticulture Show, which is open now through October with an exhibition of selected #lagi2022mannheim proposals at stop number 86. See the link in our profile for more about #LAGI2022 Mannheim and #BUGA23
The project have been collaboratively supervised by MID professsors Daniel Arztmann, Hans Sachs and Markus Schein from the Interior Architecture department.