Crowd Farm - harnessing the kinetic energy of the human body with a new type of urban public space
Their project “Crowd Farm” presents an original response to energy shortage: a tectonic floor system that absorbs the forces of footsteps and transforms them into useable energy. The system can be compared to a dynamo.
Of course a single human footstep delivers a negligible amount of energy. But the idea here is to capture the kinetic energy of a large mass of people, for example commuters at a train station.