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Burning Man and LAGI publish the best eco-friendly proposals for Fly Ranch


The Burning Man project and Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) announced the top 10 proposals in the LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch design challenge, a global ideas contest that invites innovators and creators to reimagine a off-grid farm in the Great Basin as an incubator year-round sustainable for Burning Man culture. MIT designers Zhicheng Xu and Mengqi Moon He came to head with the proposal ‘Lodgers: Serendipity in the Fly Ranch Wilderness’, an environmentally friendly design that combines high-tech sustainability strategies and technologies. low while enriching the biodiversity landscape of Fly Ranch.

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Launched last January, the LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch design challenge attracted nearly 200 entries from around the world to explore different ways to build sustainable infrastructure for Fly Ranch, 3,800 acres of land north of the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, north of Nevada. Unlike the temporary Burning Man metropolis, the Fly Ranch property will be a permanent area, out of net The destination organizes residences, gatherings and various projects year round. Burning Man project, which acquired the Fly Ranch site in 2016, partnered with LAGI to source ideas for Fly Ranch’s underlying infrastructure to support the Burning Project’s 2030 sustainability goals. Man for a world after carbon.

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The submitted proposals cover a wide range of ideas from renewable energy infrastructure and natural resource recycling systems to innovation, non-emitting Construction methods and places of reconstruction promote scientific discovery and self-expression. After a multi-stage selection process, MIT designers Zhicheng Xu and Mengqi Moon He won the highest scores with ‘Lodgers: Serendipity in the Fly Ranch Wilderness’ thanks to a blend of sensitive solutions. place, focus on education and high-tech off-grid systems. Self-sustaining design includes compost toilets, reclaimed wood, roofing with local materials – Fly Ranch is located in an area with strong ties to the Numu (Norther Paiute) and Newe (Western Shoshone) people. – compute parameter design, scripting and more.

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Aerial rendering of clusters of buildings in the shape of a wolf

An honorary grant will be given to selected design teams to test their designs with on-site prototypes. Top 10 designs in selection list as well as the entire LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch library possible viewed here.

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