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Join us for a series of immersive hands-on activities that will bring the wonders of our harbour to life. Meet some of our resident biodiversity, explore the microscopic planktiverse, and channel your inner eco-engineer in our Living Seawalls Habitat Panel Design challenge. Who knows, perhaps your design could end up around Sydney Harbour!
As the site of first European settlement in Australia, Sydney Harbour has a long history of development and urbanisation. Today, over 50% of its shoreline is armoured by seawalls, which stabilise reclaimed land and protect property and infrastructure from inundation. These seawalls come at an ecological cost.
By thinking beyond the box on conservation and ecological restoration, the Living Seawalls team has realised the enormous potential to increase the environmental and social worth of coastal structures. Through innovative design, using the latest 3D printing technology, that combines ecological and engineering know-how, the Living Seawalls team have created habitat panels that mimic features of natural habitats and can be attached to coastal structures. As a project that lies at the intersection of ecology, architecture, design and engineering, Living Seawalls is a wonderful example of how science is translated into action to repair our planet.
It's a fabulous ‘good news’ story, and one we want you to be a part of. We look forward to seeing you 17th October at SIMS.