giada pazzi (italy), peter kucharovič (slovakia)
By planting the sweet sorghum plants, the area of highway is able to produce energy of more than four million kWh a year. This amount of energy can cover all electricity demands for lighting of the roads and also compensate part of its other maintenance expenses. Moreover, the volume of all cultivated plants is able to consume 2358 tons of CO2 per cycle.
Connection of new LED lighting with the expressive look of high sorghum plants creates an environment that easily communicates its green message. It reinforce perception of seasonality, agricultural works and it aspire to create a new image of highway that “is cultivating its own part of the land”, and in this way become more connected to its surrounding landscape.