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NatureStructure aims to present a new model for the relationship design and the built environment can have with nature. As the impact of floods and droughts increase and pollinator populations and natural habitats decrease, efforts to conquer nature have proven to be futile and increasingly harmful. A different relationship between built and natural environments is needed for a healthy and sustainable future. This BSA Space exhibition showcases global projects that support nature and engage natural processes to heal and sustain the built environment.
The works on display include the Delfland Sand Motor, a feat of engineering that uses coastal tides to distribute sand along the coast of the Netherlands to reverse erosion and protect against sea level rise; Pop-Up, a revolutionary parking garage by Denmark’s Third Nature that rises in the city scape as its base absorbs rainwater overflow; and 3D printed reefs and seawalls by Australia’s Reef Design Lab to repopulate Sydney Harbor sea life and counter the depletion of reefs in the world’s oceans.