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Berlin - first prize
VibRad is an art installation that implements RadBahn project in Berlin into the first continuous urban landmark, transforming a mobility project into a sustainable energy collector. A series of two meters long tubes hang from the ceiling of the existing structure, detecting vibrations of the viaduct, movement of the cars passing by and wind. It harvests kinetic energy and transforms it into electrical impulses. A continuos surface of 8 Km swings during the day and glows in the dark. Dynamic and lightful, the installation is not only an energetic infrastructure but also an intervention on public space, attracting the attention of passengers and tourists, bikers and pedestrians. A VibRad aims to become a successful practice of an existing infrastructure co-use, clean energy collection and innovative smart mobility.