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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 15, 2011 @ 6:30 pm In Architecture,Design,Disaster-proof design,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 9 Comments

Vincent Callebaut, Coral, Haiti, Floating Village, renewable energy, modular, prefab,

Callebaut’s Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier [1] on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as funds and time allow and eventually extend over the entire pier. The modular units’ configuration allows each family to have a plot of land to grow their own food. A canyon flows between two rows of housing and is filled with a tropical ecosystem for the local fauna and the flora.

Aquaculture farms [2] and grey water recycling plants filter and process the water before sending it into the sea. The entire complex is carbon neutral and powered via a number of different renewable energy sources. Power would be generated from thermal energy conversion under the pier, marine currents, vertical axis wind turbines [3], and solar photovoltaics.

+ Vincent Callebaut [4]

Via eVolo [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] artificial pier: http://inhabitat.com/harvest-city-floating-islands-to-rebuild-haiti/

[2] Aquaculture farms: http://inhabitat.com/architects-envison-hawaii-sized-island-made-of-recycled-plastic/

[3] vertical axis wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com/eddy-gt-wind-turbine-is-sleek-silent-and-designed-for-the-city/

[4] + Vincent Callebaut: http://vincent.callebaut.org/page1-img-coral.html

[5] eVolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/coral-reef-matrix-for-the-construction-of-1000-prefabricated-passive-houses-in-haiti-v-callebaut/

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