Catarina Pacheco
CATARINA PACHECO
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Mex

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recycled mussels

recycled mussels

There are no systematic solutions for the re-use of the shells.

Finding a suitable application

Finding a suitable application

I’ve looked into the seashells’ properties: their heat resistance, rigidity, hardness, resistance to compression, flexibility and impact


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MEX

MEX

This product aims to restore the cycle of the raw material, bringing the shells back to the seascape - resulting on a modular pavement system for temporary use in events at the beach


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Context of MEX

Context of MEX

Events at the beach, such as surf championships, volleyball tournaments, music festivals, that place infrastructures on site over the course of a few days or weeks.


Usability

Usability

An easy assembly system was designed so the blocks can be set up in a short time


Detail

Detail

Assembly of the modules.

After being used

After being used

the pavement blocks can stay in the landscape, repurposed as sand dune stabilizers and blending with nature over time.