29 Jun '14, 7pm

Could planting modular mangrove forests help prevent agricultural land lost?

Could planting modular mangrove forests help prevent agricultural land lost?

CALTROPe is a plan that promotes mangrove forest growth in order to prevent entire ecosystems from washing away. Budapest-based collective Szövetség'39 teamed up with a group of scientists to understand how mangroves act as natural dams, and subsequently devised a modular system made up of rope-like structures that help the salt-tolerant plants grow. The project was recently awarded the Grand Prix at the International Architecture Competition organized by the Jacques Rougerie Foundation in the category ‘Architecture and sea level rise.’

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/caltrope-modular-marine-infrastructu...

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