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Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
20 Feb 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Photo: Volvo
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly 'living' seawall along Sydney harbour, that aims to improve biodiversity and water quality along that stretch of coast.

Designed to imitate the root structure of mangrove trees, a popular habitat for marine life, the seawall consists of 50 3D-printed tiles made from marine-grade concrete and reinforced with recycled plastic fibres.

The tiles, which were attached to an existing sea wall, feature a unique hexagonal shape that is intended to attract wildlife, such as molluscs and oysters, that filters water by feeding on passing particles.

"The Living Seawall adds complexity to the existing seawall structure and provides a habitat for marine life," the company said in a statement.

"This aids biodiversity and attracts filter-feeding organisms that actually absorb and filter our pollutants - such as particulate matter and heavy metals - keeping the water clean. The more organisms we have, the cleaner the water."
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Herzog & de Meuron to design new riverfront home for historic Tennessee museum
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee has appointed Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron to design "Brooks on the Bluff", its new US$105m (€93.9m, £82.6m) home.
Real Madrid selects Carlos Slim-owned FCC for 'digital stadium of the future' project
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Aquarium of the Pacific envisions the future of ocean life with biomorphic expansion
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Paris unveils historic plans for 54-hectare destination park at the Eiffel Tower
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First look at Rockefeller Group's Art-Deco-inspired residences in Manhattan
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