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La Nouvelle Nantes:
The capital city of a worldwide agricultural community. This city counts 7 starfish like buildings clustered along the former French coast at Brittany.
Echinoderms like the well-known starfish and sea urchin have a mesodormal skeleton composed of calcareous plates or ossicles. The cellular solid material of the skeleton has a foamy structure. Small holes reduce the chance of cracking.
Cross section A-A
1. Dorsal plate
2. Supramarginal plate
3. Inframarginal plate
4. Ambulacral plate
5. Adambulacral plate
Coastal zones with a severe risk of tsunami floods use a new range of
cellular solid materials to lower the damage after a heavy storm. La Nouvelle Nantes architects have build these starfish like buildings that mimic the crack resistent skeleton of a starfish.
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