More green concepts and projects that will hopefully save Mother Earth will be introduced. There is no guarantee that every idea will work or come to fruition but we believe every concept that is revealed to the public arena can inspire more people. Smarter and bigger ideas will be generated and shared until a proper system becomes a reality.
One of the numerous entries for the GREEN CONCEPT AWARD (Green Concepts 2022) is the C-Ecology concept from Taiwan. It’s designed as an ecosystem building for urban rivers. Designed by a group from Tunghai University, the system makes use of environmentally friendly ceramics that are 3d-printed.
Designer: Tunghai University
The 3D printing technology continues to win in different fields. This time, it will be greatly used in caring for the environment. The idea is that a modular structure will be set in place as a wetland system. The size and depth of the rivers vary but with the modular system, they can adapt.
The wetland system is then placed on the water surface’s resuscitation basket that will provide nutrients. The idea is for a coral reef structure to be available so shellfish, shrimp, and other organisms will be able to live and start a habited in the water. Having these living things will increase water circulation.
The more the water circulation improves, the more the urban river will be balanced in terms of environmental beautification, hydrophilicity, and ecosystem. Ecology in Taiwan has always been important and we’re glad to know there are more researchers looking for ways to improve on it. Building an ecosystem in the urban rivers will definitely have a long-term effect and we can’t wait for this to happen not only in Taiwan but in other countries as well.
C-Ecology Ecosystem Details
A sustainable environment is always a good idea but we recognize not every idea will be a success. As for the C-Ecology, this project has been recognized as a nominee by the people behind the Green Product Award 2022. It’s been recently named as the Top 8 among the ten awardees of the Green Concept Audience Award 2022. The main Concept Winner has not yet been named but it will be announced this coming February 25.
This project from Taiwan has great potential when it’s implemented. Imagine urban rivers becoming a real habitat and environment for living sea creatures. Well, we don’t want to see big fishes and alligators roaming underwaters. We just want those little fishes and shrimp thriving and giving life to the water.