Capture energy from nature, convert it into electricity, and store and/or transform and transmit the electrical power to the site.
Sustainably harvest surface, ground, stormwater, and/or atmospheric water and provide systems for the conservation, filtration, recycling, treatment, and/or distribution of water for a variety of uses, including but not limited to irrigation, drinking, cooling, heating, and providing ice and steam.
Through organic and regenerative practices, provide on-site solutions for the sustainable cultivation of nutritious foods without degradation to soil nutrients, release of greenhouse gases, or pollution of the soil or groundwater.
High performance dwelling and event space that exceeds the highest standards of environmental design and provides the greatest flexibility and adaptability of uses.
Regeneration / Re-composition
Identify paths for common waste streams to become feedstocks for new productive uses, including but not limited to composting, energy, light manufacturing processes, and biofuels, with the goal of reducing on-site waste to zero.
a qualified entry must
Submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2020 at 23:59 (11:59pm) anywhere on Earth (AOE). This means that the deadline has not passed if, anywhere on Earth, the deadline date and time has not yet passed. Submissions received after the deadline will be deemed non-compliant.
In 2021, approximately 10 selected teams will be provided with a stipend to assist in prototyping their idea on-site at Fly Ranch. Prototypes may consist of one critical full-scale component of the design, a scaled version of the design, or some combination thereof. While Burning Man has a pool of volunteers that may be available to assist with on-site prototype installation, teams should be prepared to deliver their prototype without the assistance of volunteers.
All of the outcomes and ideas from LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch — including those that do not get prototyped or implemented — will serve as a guide for the Burning Man community as decision making and consensus building continues into the future.
$150,000 in award stipends (honoraria) will be provided to approximately 10 selected projects for the purpose of building a functional prototype on site. The amount of each honorarium will be established on a project-by-project basis. For more information, please see the Terms & Conditions.
Adherence to the Design Brief;
The integration of the work into the surrounding environment and landscape;
The sensitivity of the work to the environment, and to local, and regional ecosystems;
The utility of the support system(s) for Fly Ranch provided by the work (energy, water, shelter, food, and/or zero-waste). Please note, you do not need to tackle all five systems with your design;
The way in which the work addresses visitors to Fly Ranch;
The embodied energy required to construct the work;
And the originality and social relevance of the concept.
a qualified entry