Conservation and Adaptive Development of Coastal Zones

Coastal Zones - explanation in PDF

By Yu Lin, Studio Landscape Architecture

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Reduce the erosion of the coast by waves and tides, as well as to reduce the damage of coastal sediments to the marine environment.

Landscape elements such as topography, vegetation and hydrology around the coast of Aldinga are likely to be affected by extreme weather and erosion, so the landscape system around the coast will be more fragile and sensitive in future. 

This project is to establish a sustainable landscape concept and structure from the perspective of landscape design to protect the existing landscape elements and features of the Aldinga coast. Its final purpose is to reduce the erosion along the coast caused by waves and tides, as well as to reduce the damage of coastal sediments to the marine environment.

According to the existing geographical environment, combining seven different principles, the site is divided into four different types and corresponding design plans are made. First, a series of ecological boxes were stacked on the site of "cliffs next to the sea" according to the existing topography to reduce sediments from entering the ocean. Secondly, wave protection devices are designed between the beach and the offshore areas to reduce the erosive power of sea and provide shelter for marine life. Third, the banks of Maslin Creek have been restored as coastal wetlands, increasing water storage and biodiversity. Finally, the Maslin Creek channel was transformed into natural platforms to slow down surface runoff and reduce sediment discharge into the ocean.

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