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Dune anti-desertification architecture

Dune anti-desertification architecture is a project proposed in response to the Green-Wall Sahara initiative.

At the cutting edge of biotechnology, the plan is to use microorganisms to bind loose sand into sandstone to create structurally stable dune-like formations. These dunes protect new oases in which people displaced by desertification can live.

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“Next Generation” 1st prize for project in the Sahara
 
“Visionary concept and sound scientific background” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Location
Sokoto, Nigeria
Authors
Magnus Larsson
Main Author
Magnus Larsson
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2008
Middle East Africa
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