Artificial reefs

The degradation of coral reefs is a big concern for marine biodiversity. D-Shape has addressed this issue by developing a 3D-printed coral to offer a more sustainable solution to the repair and development of the reef coastline.
Developed in collaboration with computational design teams, the endeavour extends to maritime construction projects, where coastal defences or leisure facilities would drastically benefit from an ecologically suitable material. The coral project has undergone successful testing and consultation from specialist environmental groups.
For marine projects, concrete is ubiquitous, offering the most durable resistance to tidal and corrosive forces. However, this provides little ecological benefit; D-Shape coral is produced from chemistry supporting marine life. Sedimentary rocks formed initially from sea deposits are introduced as source material, chemically bound with a patented ecological binder.

This concept project is the realisation of an Eco-park underwater in Porto Santo Stefano, Italy, called Underwater MoMA. It […]

Underwater MoMA

The degradation of coral reef is a big concern for marine bio-diversity. D-Shape have addressed this issue through developing a […]

Coral reef