TetraPOT

DesignerDesigner: Sheng-Hung Lee, Wan Kee Lee - Advisor: Tony Wong, Tasos Karahalios - Language & Content Support: Elyssa He - Communication & Film Editing Support: Terrence Zhang - Manufacturing Support: Shu-Yan Wang, Lin Shun Kuang - Engineering & Prototype Support: Ji Ke, Photographer: King Kong
Prize1st Place in Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design
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Entry Description

TetraPOT is a sea defence sustainable system made of concrete, organic materials and plants. It comes with plant seeds in a decomposable pot. Randomly distributed TetraPOTs along coastlines will eventually interlock to create a long-lasting sea defence of growing trees and roots that help keep the blocks in place. As plants grow inside out from TetraPOT, the roots will intertwine and gradually become a natural sea defence. The shape and placement will enable TetraPOTs to interlock with each other and form a structured web. The design not only prevents soil erosion, but also helps to protect and create a natural habitat. It’s not only a defence, but also an ecosystem. A home for other livings.

About Designer

Sheng-Hung Lee is a designer, maker and professor. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge, different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients in multi-disciplinary teams. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact on and can be integrated into society.