Amphibious Trilogies

Energy Bank 2012

Amanda Steggell
Target audience: random pedestrians; city dwellers, tourists and passers by.

See the project video here.

Energy Bank re-invents the fast-fading public facility through the concept of a special type of bank; an altruistic public power dispensing machine that generates, stores and dispenses electricity derived from kinetic energy (muscle power) for recharging electronic mobile devices.

Energy Bank functions when pedestrians (clients) interact (transact) with its moving parts. While there are already prototype ideas for related facilities in circulation as well as similar commercial products, this version aims to be fully functional, fun and communicative by playing with actualities and metaphors of the production, consumption and distribution of power and energy (think Geothe’s Faust!). And indeed, Energy Bank speaks several languages. Norwegian, Japanese, English.


Click & Drag: Rotate the view.
Right Click & Drag: Pan the view.