Gallery:’s Sea Tree is a Protected Floating Habitat for ...

The Sea Tree, designed by Amsterdam-based led by Koen Olthuis, is a floating habitat that creates a safe haven for flora and fauna both underwater and above it. As urbanization and climate change advance, the respective habitats for animals and plants are at a greater risk, especially in urban centers. To counteract some of those factors, came up with these protected reserves to help bring positive environmental benefits to the city.

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  1. vishv11 February 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

    very nice and innovative idea.It would definitely help our environment in a lot of ways.But are the aspects such as prevention of intervening of one layer to another is being kept in mind.Every specie has a nature of its own and a way of growing.If it is disturbed by other species then the results might be different from what expected.

  2. tye45 December 23, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Very pretty, but I don’t see many islands that are this diverse. Most end up supporting only one bird species. Who is mining the bat guano and bird poop? Better take care of the down stream to keep the upstream looking aesthetic. Sell-ability 90%, practicality 10%. It’s a lot of money to spend supporting Gulls, if it is not tended.

  3. Kyio December 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    This is a great idea. I would add to it small rodentia and bug life as well. Mice, squirrels, rats.. they are part of the tree line ecology and food source for the birds. Granted, they’ll probably introduce themselves, but they should be planned for.

    Instant hit with bird watchers and divers. I could see a riverboat tour of the towers in a city with many.

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