CALTROPe

Reducing the impact of rising sea levels in the world's delta regions

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: not founded yet

Location: Hungary

The young Hungarian designers’ project called CALTROPe answered the challenge caused by loss of territory due to the water level rise in an innovative and sustainable manner.

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SEMI-FINALIST

Venture

Competition

Birmingham

2015

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The aim of the project is to synthesise and balance the natural dynamics and forces of the delta regions applying an easy-to-install modular structure. 
Watch the video explaining the concept 

How it works

CALTROPe is a lace-like structure that is able to catch and collect river sediment with the help of mangrove plants, so integrating natural and architectural elements. Working like a catalyst, it will provoke positive changes at the most critical shoreline points. With this cooperative, participatory and locally supplied work, the local population can be involved in a constructive and self-supporting manner.

What’s in the name

CALTROPe comes from the words ‘caltrop’ (water chestnut) referring to the shape of the object, and ‘rope’, to the linear, lace-like installation principles. The concept of CALTROPe has been set up by Szövetség’39 , an association of artists who usually primarily deals with complex artistic design.

Source: dezeen

 

Contact:

Janka Csernák, e: janka@s39.hu, t: 00 36 30 5089087

www.caltrope-project.com

hello@caltrope-project.com

www.facebook.com/caltrope

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Team Members: Janka Csernák (project manager and designer), Anna Baróthy (leader designer of the studio), Peter Kovacsics (motion designer), Gergő Balázs (biologist), prof Viktor Grónás (environmental engineer)