7. Exothermic Landscapes
International Competition: Land Art Generator Initiative
Related: Clouds, Vortices & Plumes
Design assistance: Maria Esteban Casanas
Freshkills Exothermic Landscape visually and experientially registers the thermal subterranean, ground level and aerial topographies of the constructed landscape of FreshKills landfill turned public park. The proposal, a series of site specific strategies, generates electricity, makes existing methane production visible, and activates a series of thermal events that draw from distinct microclimate conditions of the constructed topography and heat emitting surface of the landfill. Hot meets cold. Blur meets clear. Static meets sway. Turbulence meets calm.