Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and his collaborators in Scotland were featured in the February issue of The Environment for their work on Wind Forest, a public art power generator project.
In the article entitled, The Great Energy Transition, authors Robert Ferry, Chris Fremantle, and Elizabeth Monoian state that “In order to entice people and stimulate political will, sustainable energy projects should at the very least be suitable to places and respectful of people. At best, they can bring lasting improvements to people’s lives and enhance public places.” The end goal is to make our cities more beautiful and more just.
Wind Forest is a permanent installation that uses placemaking and an innovative form of oscillating wind power to generate electricity at the scale of urban infrastructure. Capable of powering about 300 dwellings, the project will be an important part of the creation of park-like spaces that are integrated into the fabric of the new mixed-use development currently being planned for Dundas Hill, in Glasgow, Scotland.
“The project demonstrates the potential for artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure and integrate it into a placemaking approach,” wrote the article’s authors.