Renewable Power of the Place: Trans(action) through Landscape

Renewable Power of the Place: Trans(action) through Landscape

Renewable Power of the Place:
Trans(action) through Landscape and Urban Design
Parisa Vaziri
Polytechnic University of Milan, Technical University of Munich

Renewable Power of the Place; aims to be an applied research based
on landscape, urban and architectural science, and understanding
climate change issue, discovering local changing components (the
local forces of flows). Generation of renewable energy and complex
flow and relocation of people in global village, are the significant
todays arguments.
In this regard, this investigation is questioning how the space could
be designed adoptable to the flows of renewable powers consisting
of human and natural forces, whether in landscape, urban or
architecture. The query indeed is about discovering the effective
potentials of both phenomena to transact as to each other as to the
space. This transactional behavior must be different and identical to
variable geography, society and the nature of the place rather than a
generic approach.

Objective is anticipating flow changes and considering them in
design and special planning.
To conduct research and translate solutions into actions and new
concepts. Also looking for and finding new relationships where
none existed before.
The approach to explore a nuanced response to the obsession of
renewable design via understanding the dynamic relationship
between flows and the context would be learning from station is a
hermeneutic paradigm that in away is an exemplary spatial
prototype of transactional flows. It might give a new lens to planners
for a sentient look to design renewable energy power plants as the
major element of contemporary landscape, urban and architecture.

Design Strategy


It is the way of approach to design following this theory. Perhaps the
closest approach with value of art and design is LAGI-the Land Art
Generator Initiative, which concerns and highlight astatic of
renewable energies as well as welcoming people and flow of society
and culture.

Geddes Patrick (1915). Cities in Evolution /London: Williams &

Probably the gap in LAGI projects is giving structure from broader
point of view, seeing it as a network of renewable energy
infrastructure and also having strategy for permanent or temporary,
large or small, Hard or soft interventions. The last chapter will
propose a design according to the current research to examine and
practice the proposed approach.

Gregotti Vittorio (1996). Inside Architecture; translated by Wong P.
and Zaccheo F. /Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

One of the study cases is a design project for a town called
Grorschen in the state of Brandenburg, Germany that had been
done for municipality of Grorschen in 2014. An energy path about
one kilometer starting from train station to the lake and introducing
the wind farms, solar parks and other applied renewable energy in
the surrounded landscape via interactive design for citizens, tourists
and rising awareness on the quantity and quality of renewable
energy in compare to brown coal power plants and notion to
historical wind and watermills in the region
Selection of site is under discussion; It could be in three different
topographies such on the hills, intermediate and flat area. It could be
chosen in urban, suburban and rural area. Or it could be according to
the Network of flows, including nods, along linear connection of the
nodes or in between of the network.

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Martinotti, Guido (1997). Perceiving, conceiving, achieving the
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Martinotti Guido (2005). Social Morphology and Governance in
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Changing Contexts, Local Arrangement and the Challenge to social
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Hadid Zaha and Todd Gannon (2006). BMW Central
Building/Leipzig, Germany.
Droege Peter (2007). The Renewable City: A comprehensive guide
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From Train Station to the Lake
4 Stations (Human, Wind, Solar, Multipowered)

Bertelli Guya (2008). Frammenti./ Maggioli Editore, Politecnica
Mostafavi, M., Doherty (2010). Ecological Urbanism. Harvard
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Droege Peter (2010). Climate Design: Design and Planning for the
Age of Climate Change/ ORO Edition.

-Phenomenology in Architecture of Flows

Schbel Sren (2012). Windenergie und Landschaftssthetik/ Jovis
Verlag GmbH

-Classification of the theories according to the context and history.
-Etymology, the root of the key words
-Mapping the Flows of energy
-Interpretive strategies

Stremke Sven , Dobbelsteen Andy van den (2012).Sustainable
Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development/ CRC
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