A case of environmental-friendly design

The artificial island designed by the Italian architect Angelo Renna aims to clean up and protect one of the most biologically diverse corners of the Mediterranean: the Pelagos Sanctuary. The island combines 3D printing technology and knowledge of marine biology. The prototype includes two parts: a container and a collector, including both land and underwater structures. This island can not only provide habitat for marine life and birds, but also collect harmful microplastics from the water. At the same time, the island can also be used as a “floating laboratory” to provide researchers with real-time data on ocean conditions.