Cyclic Growth Base
Cyclic Growth Base
Cyclic Growth Base
Cyclic Growth Base
Cyclic Growth Base
Cyclic Growth Base
2020

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Cyclic Growth Base

Environmental protection

In northwestern China, many ecosystems have been seriously damaged by mining, resulting in problems such as poor soil structure, lack of organic matter, and water and soil erosion. In order to ensure the ecological reclamation of mined lands, Cyclic Growth Base provides plants with the necessary water and nutrients in harsh environments. Six plants are clustered to form a stable triangular structure with a water-gathering base to ensure their survival. This deice can act as a first step in restoring the ecological vitality of the soil.

JURY STATEMENT

All around the world, the loss of soil vitality through mining, deforestation and other impacts threatens ecosystems. Taking inspiration from nature, the design of the Cyclic Growth Base aims to take a first step towards addressing the harmful effects of mining. This low-cost device uses bio-mimicry to support new plant growth in harsh soil and climatic conditions, boosting plants’ chance of survival without further human input.

WINNER STATEMENT

We are so honored to receive an iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. It's a huge incentive for us to carry on designing in the hope that our efforts will lead to positive economic, social, and ecological change. Thank you very much to our tutor and to everyone at IF DESIGN!

UNIVERSITY

中国矿业大学

Xu Zhou, CN
WINNER

Zhongliang Hu

China University of Mining and Technology

Haoyun Jiang

China University of Mining and Technology

Xiaoteng Tang

China University of Mining and Technology

Hefan Hu

China University of Mining and Technology

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