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The undulating facade of Australia’s Living Coral Biobank mimics the species it sets out to protect – The Architect’s Newspaper

The Great Barrier Reef Legacy has unveiled plans for its Living Coral Biobank, a biomimetic research hub inspired by the Doomsday Seed Vault.

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Nonprofit organization Great Barrier Reef Legacy has unveiled initial design plans for the Living Coral Biobank, a first-of-its-kind conservation hub described as a coral ark that will preserve and protect over 800 species of at-risk scleractinia, or hard corals, collected from around the world while also doubling as a landmark attraction for Port Douglas, a small coastal community in far northern Queensland, Australia. With a facade clad in radial concrete fins that evoke the distinctive form of…

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