The artificial reefs pictured here may look familiar because they are repurposed concrete and steel from Creative Time’s “Exhale Pavilion” (co-created by Phu Hoang Office and Rachely Rotem Studio), a luminescent open-air sculpture that was presented at Ocean Front Nights during 2010 Creative Time Art Basel Miami Beach Oceanfront. In January 2011, with the help of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant and donations from participants including Hoang and Rotem, the Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef Program has installed new reefs composed of reused and recycled materials. Since 1981 the program has worked to relieve the “stress of excessive human interaction” on the ecosystem in Miami Beach. After time settling into the ecosystem we have gotten word of the success of this phase of the artificial reefs. Bravo!
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