Exothermic Landscape

Lisa Moffitt (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formDesign

Abstract / Description of output

The Fresh Kills Exothermic Landscape is a collaborative competition entry for a renewable energy landscape on the FreshKills New York landfill. The collaboration between ESALA and Heriot Watt drew from design expertise in ESALA and environmental modelling experties in Heriot Watt. A computational fluid dynamic analysis of the site yielded insights about particular microclimate conditions on the site that were amplified through the design proposal.
The competition proposal visually and experientially registers the thermal subterranean, ground level and aerial topographies of the constructed landscape of FreshKills park. The proposal, a toolkit of site specific strategies and interventions, generates electricity, makes existing on site methane production visible, and activates a series of thermal events-- unexpected moments of thermal incongruence.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Renewable Energy, Microclimate, Design, landfill, CFD, thermal comfort


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