INNOVATIVE ENERGY HARVESTING EXPOSITION PARK IN KAUNAS SCIENCE ISLAND
Keywords:Landscape Architecture, Luminescent concrete roads, Photovoltaics, Piezoelectric rain farm, Wind Energy Trees
The paper involves utilizing the land area in the Science Island of Kaunas where a Science Museum is proposed to be constructed. The Project takes into account the surrounding areas of the museum in the Science Island for installation of micro energy harvesting structures. These structures are proposed as a part of the exterior Science Island project. This project proposes various Energy harvesting elements such as Photovoltaic dome, Photovoltaic Floors, Piezoelectric Rain Farm, Luminescent concrete roads, Wind Energy Trees and three alternative Landscape architecture layouts of those structures around the Science Island area. The paper covers the energy calculation of those micro-structures and the construction cost analysis. The energy calculations show significant role in powering up the park area in the proposed Science Island however it does not cover the main Building (with its interiors included) of the proposed Science Island’s Science museum. The paper concludes that the implementation of these innovative energy harvesting elements through means of Landscape Architecture not only enhances the aesthetic appearance of the Science Island Park but also provides alternative energy resources for electrical elements inside the park.