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Sustainable 3D printed Coral Reef Cafes

THE BRIEF:

To design and build a permanent installation at Sky's London site:

i) 25m Coral Reef installation to dress the front of the Sky Ocean Rescue Cafe counter.

ii) 4 sculptural installations around existing architectural pillars highlighting the actions needed on Single Use Plastics.

iii) Solutions area - to introduce people to solutions Sky has invested in, to fight the war against plastics, and an area for people to pledge action.

 

- To strategise a highly sustainable production solution and deliver optimum recycling percentages at the end of the installation's life.

- Specific attention to be paid to potential Human Rights breaches involving recycled materials supply chain from Developing /Third World countries.

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THE BUILD SOLUTION

-  8 months close collaboration with Sky Ocean Rescue Team and Sustainability/Human Rights assessors.

-  Global R&D reach for sustainable raw material supply chain.

-  Zero SUPs or vinyl printing used in entire production process.

-  Coral Reef 3D printed entirely from 100% marine-recycled or repurposed plastics. 

-  4 SUP Pillar installations made entirely from SUPs intercepted at waste stream. 

-  Solutions Area fabrics sourced from Ethically Audited Suppliers.

 

DETAILED BEHIND THE SCENES

DETAILED CASE STUDY>

ZBrush digital sculpting video of coral reef
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Education & Pledges:

The Sky Ocean Rescue Cafe now stands to inspire the 275,000 visitors it receives every year. 

Its #PassOnPlastic pledge area encourages professional visitors and school groups alike to learn more about the issues and make their own personal commitment.

Recycling:

The 3D printed base and live coral structures are destined to be sealed and coated, before being incorporated into the ocean to create its very own new biodiversity.

All SUP plastics will resume their natural waste stream recycling and all raw materials ( timber, metals) will be 95% recycled.

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