L to R > Anousheh Ansari, X-PRIZE; Konstantina Rappou, Technical Director Camper & Nicholsons Marinas; Minister for National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro; Adi Neuman + Hugo Shelley + Charly Karamanian of Team 1; Cherie Nursalim, Vice Chairman GITI; Elena Crete, Manager UNSDSN; Anna Miles of Team 2; I Gede Ardhika, President Director of Kura Kura Island.
Kura Kura Bali is pleased to share with the HeroX community the winners of the Coastal Design Challenge Grand Prize: Team 1 > Adi Neuman (ECOncrete), Hugo Shelley (Iota technologies) and Charly Karamanian (BioInspired Argentina).
The announcement was made on 9 October 2018 during the welcoming dinner organized as part for the second Tri Hita Karana Forum, 10-11 October 2018, in Bali.
Congratulations to Team 1 for winning the Grand Prize US$ 25,000 and special thanks to Anna Miles ( Team 2) for her hard work and commitment.
The winning solution bridges the gap between development and sustainability by providing a robust coastal defense solution reviving ecology while inviting and connecting local communities to the shoreline.
The seawall embraces the water, facilitating public engagement with the marine ecosystem and provides enhanced physical and visual access to the bay.
The design represents an environmentally sensitive solution that meets coastal defense needs, while upholding the commitment to sustain and enhance coastal resources.
Among the competing teams are marine engineers, landscape architects, top-tier innovative companies, and startups — all who are working toward a breakthrough in the seawall design. The two winning teams are one step closer to having the prototype development of the ecological sea wall ready.
Both teams comprise professionals with a passion for environmentally friendly solutions to seawall designs. Team 1 has three industry professionals Adi Neuman ECOncrete (Israel), Hugo Shelley (UK) and BioInspired Argentinian duo: Alejandro Bollano and Charly Karamanian. Team 2 has a landscape engineer and civil engineer, both from UAE and PowerCem Technologies a company from The Netherlands that specializes in sustainable materials.
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Kura Kura Bali Turtle Island is a pioneering development based on the Balinese concept of Tri Hita Karana – Three Ways to Happiness – the harmony of Creation, Nature and Culture in all aspects of life.
It is a vision of an Island of Happiness offering a sustainable ecosystem for a thriving international creative community.
Kura Kura Bali is strategically located at the heart of Bali’s prime real estate, just 15-minute drive from the airport.
The unique eco development spanning 500 hectares with 3000m of coral reefs, 92 birds species invites world-class master-planners, architects and partners of diverse fields to co-create a World of Happiness in Bali.