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Erosion Mitigation Units
by Reef Design Lab

EMU's - Erosion Mitigation Units by Reef Design Lab
Photo by Reef Design Lab

Reef Design Lab has created Erosion Mitigation Units (EMU's) in Port Phillip Bay.

Reef Design Lab has created a series of undulating modules designed to reduce wave energy and form a substrate for temperate reef-building marine species in Port Phillip Bay.

The project for the City of Greater Geelong is designed as an offshore breakwater and an easily accessible snorkelling destination for the local community.

Each module was manufactured from reusable formwork and cast in a low-energy concrete mixture with recycled shell.

The organic forms were designed to minimise material use while creating a refuge for fish and ideal surface conditions for colonising mussels and oysters.

This project has been shortlisted in the sustainable design (building product) category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Reef Design Lab
Project: Erosion Mitigation Units

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