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Machine Landscape

Coal mining sites for hydro-pump electricity storage

The project foregrounds the need to promote renewable energy production in the United States and specifically proposes to utilize abandoned underground coal mining sites for hydro-pump electricity storage in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

The water collected in the subterranean caverns comprises a form of embedded energy that can be easily harnessed by using time-honored methods of hydroelectric power generation. 

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Combining abandoned infrastructure, energy production, and spatial design
“Next Generation” 2nd prize
“Recognized design potential, particularly its implications for landscape planning” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for North America
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Greene County, PA, USA
Kenya Endo
Main Author
Kenya Endo
Atelier Dreiseitl asia, Singapore
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2014
North America
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“Sustainability? Repurposing existing infrastructure” – Kenya Endo
“Sustainability? Repurposing existing infrastructure” – Kenya Endo

Kenya Endo won the “Next Generation” 2nd prize for “Machine Landscape: Coal mining sites for hydro-pump electricity …

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