LUMINO-POLIS: A Lucid Tomorrow


Name: S. Amir H. Shahrestani

Nationality: German/ Iranian  

Institution / Company: faktorgrün Landscape Architects 


Name: Muttasif Hasan Dip

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Institution / Company: Büro Drecker


Name: Nafiz Rahat

Nationality: Bangladeshi 

Institution / Company: AE7 Germany Gmbh


-FINALIST of Powerless City Competition


The more we are evolving as urban dwellers and relentlessly building our cities; we are encountering layers of diverse challenges. One of the most crucial one is the existing and the coming energy crisis.

A city will not evolve past its current state if the same trend of solutions are re-applied. But what if we be innovative and apply the emotions, innovations and aspirations.

Aspiration to self-sustain, Emotions for independent production. Some of the possibilities in our daily life would be great scopes to create new energy sources. It can be a monumental architecture where gravitational energy could be transformed to power. What if we use maximum building surfaces as photovoltaic panels. What if a sail-shaped building is propelled by water-waves and all the kinetic energies are stored into giant sand batteries. And vertical farms contain in every possible buildings to cut down transport-based emissions. Maybe there’ll be rows of Algae tower to lighten up the night streets and be the source of bio-fuel. What if we catch power from flying wind turbines and solar drones.

What if every built-form becomes an independent energy source to give back its share to the city. With togetherness and solidarity come all the solutions; streamlined for a better future. A city, which is powerless today, can become luminous tomorrow. A dream city, a crisis-grown settlement, a self-sustained Lumino-polis!


#Renewable energy # gravitational energy # kinetic energies # vertical farms #luminous #self-sustained #Future-city

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