products   features   news   CLADglobal   CLADweek   CLADmag   CLADbook   about   contact
CLAD kit for architects, designers, investors, developers
PRODUCT NEWS
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."
PRODUCT NEWS
Helping your business prosper in 2019
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 20 Mar 2019
Polin creates new water play structure at Tropical Islands waterpark
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 19 Mar 2019
Style and innovation feature in Nizels health club upgrade
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 20 Mar 2019
LPG's new hand treatment combats ageing
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 19 Mar 2019
Physical Company named as UK distributor for TurfGrass
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 18 Mar 2019
Spa Vision expands treatment bed offering with PALAS from Oakworks Spa
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 20 Mar 2019
Dyaco UK launches the Johnny G Spirit Bike with first installation at Feelgood Fitness, Grantham
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 18 Mar 2019
Red Raion to premier Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell at DEAL 2019
BY Lauren Heath-Jones | 15 Mar 2019
COMPANY PROFILE

Since the 1998 launch of Blu Spas spa wellness design and planning company, Cary Collier, Doug Chambers and their international team have provided consulting, advisory and operating solutions for over 400 projects in 39 countries.

Blu is a full-service firm offering consulting, advisory and operating solutions.
CATALOGUE GALLERY
   
more catalogues >

Leisure
Handbook
available online
and in print
CLAD NEWS
Canyon Ranch launching new wellness retreat concept in California
Wellness destination Canyon Ranch has announced plans for new branded Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats, with the first location due to open at the former Skylonda Ranch in California this summer.
Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur arena opens to the public
The £1bn (US$1.3bn, €1.1bn) Tottenham Hotspur stadium – the largest club ground in London – has finally thrown open its doors to fans.
Hugh Broughton Architects revamp 'Sistine Chapel of the UK'
British design practice Hugh Broughton Architects have completed an £8.5m (US$11.2m, €10m) refurbishment of Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
V&A Museum of Childhood interiors to be designed by AOC
The V&A Museum of Childhood (MOC) in East London has chosen architecture firm AOC to design the new interiors for its £13.5m (US$17.8m, €15.7m) overhaul project.
Planning permission granted for vast £200m adventure resort in South Wales
Neath Port Talbot council has greenlit plans for the Afan Valley Adventure Resort – a highly anticipated leisure destination set to rise on a 325-acre former forestry plantation in South Wales.
AB Concept transform Hong Kong police rooms into resplendent dining complex
Chinese interior design studio AB Concept have created three restaurants in a century-old former police station in Hong Kong.
MORE NEWS >
 
CLADweek
CLADmag
CLADbook
CLADglobal
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019