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Kinetic Kite Installations

This Installation Features Flying Kites That Generate Light & Energy

— July 20, 2016 — Art & Design
Icoon Afsluitdijk is a beautifully innovative new art installation, designed by none other than Daan Roosegaarde, that will feature a series of illuminated flying kites that won't just look great but will also generate energy. The installation is set to be located over an enclosed 32-kilometer dyke and roadway that is designed to protect the low-lying nation of Holland from flooding.

This installation will make use of lightweight plastic kites equipped with steel cables. They are designed to be able to stay in the air for weeks at a time and can be flown at altitudes of up to 300 meters.

What's great about the Icoon Afsluitdijk project is that it uses flying kites to reinvigorate an old structure, and is a great example of modern creativity and design being used to revitalize venerable old architectural projects that may have lost their aesthetic sheen.


Trend Themes
1. Renewable Energy From Kites - The use of flying kites to generate energy presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the renewable energy industry.
2. Kinetic Art Installations - Kinetic art installations that incorporate technology and renewable energy sources present a disruptive innovation opportunity for the art and design industry.
3. Revitalizing Old Structures Through Creative Design - Revitalizing old structures with modern creativity and design presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the architecture and engineering industry.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can benefit from exploring new ways to generate energy, such as using kites to harness wind power.
2. Art and Design - The art and design industry can create unique and innovative projects that incorporate technology, renewable energy sources, and kinetic art installations.
3. Architecture and Engineering - The architecture and engineering industry can find new opportunities to revitalize and enhance existing structures using modern design and technology, like the Icoon Afsluitdijk project.
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