“Simple yet powerful intervention with global relevance” – Holcim Awards Jury

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    Project entry 2011 - Reinforced mangrove protective infrastructure, Miami, FL, USA: Artificial tree colonization.

The jury was impressed by the simplicity yet powerful intervention with global relevance. The reinforcement of the mangrove biotope and its function as natural shelter has a multiple positive impact in regard of sustainability. The project postulates an approach that aids in securing communities on the coastal fringe, creating natural beauty to coastal zones, and developing habitats. The proposed structure is low in cost and is of great financial advantage in comparison with the costs for damages it may prevent.

Last updated: July 15, 2011 Miami, FL, USA