PRODUCT DESIGN

A living seawall

To help clean up the oceans, Volvo has installed a 3D printed marine habitat in Sydney harbour designed with 50 tiles that mimic mangrove trees toots. To conceive this project, the Swedish car’s manufacturer has collaborated with the Reef Design Lab and the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences. The Living Seawall aims to help biodiversity survival by attracting fliter feeding organisms which will absorb and filter polluting particles like plastics, metals, etc. Researchers will monitor the dike for twenty years to measure the increasing water quality.



Volvo living sea wall tile

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