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Title : Sand Catcher
Author : Thomas Hinterholzer
Nationality :
Year : 2014
Location : Ocean
Biography : Team member : Luisa Steininger
Type : City, Cultural, Environment, Infrastructure, Landscape, Nominee , Sea Level Rise
Scale : Installation
Size : Variable
Capacity : -

Italy has a unique geography with the highest risk of erosion in Europe. Given that a majority of the country’s population lives in proximity to the coast this is a threat not only to the environment but also to the inhabitants. I propose a series of steps to be undertaken jointly by companies and individuals to create new coastal surface using the hydrodynamic behaviour of detached breakwaters as a tool. New breakwaters formed with on-site available resources protect the coast and to benefit the coastal communities and create new natural ecologies through participatory means.

Descriptive of Author : - How to Create New Ecologies