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Reformative Coral Habitats - Reef Tiles
by Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU

Reformative Coral Habitats | Reef Tiles by Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU
Christian J. Lange

Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU has created robotically printed reef structures to help preserve marine life across the oceans.

The Reformative Coral Habitat project seeks to offer a solution for the ongoing deterioration of coral habitats in Hong Kong.

The project is a collaborative research effort between the Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU in the Faculty of Architecture and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, both at The University of Hong Kong.

The robotically 3D-printed terracotta reef structures are designed to aid coral restoration by providing structurally complex substrates for degraded areas in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.

The tiles can be customised through a tailored algorithm for specific locations with different environmental challenges (such as sedimentation) in order to enhance chances of ecological restoration success.


This project has been longlisted in the sustainable design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU

Project: Reformative Coral Habitats - Reef Tiles

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