Edinburgh: Vertipools and Rockpools
- Install vertipools at Cramond, Firth of Forth for both ecological enhancement and as a means of public engagement with the biodiversity of the site.
- Work with local schools to explore intertidal wildlife in the same area and to sculpt small rockpools onto existing rock armour using high-performance, quick-setting concrete.
Scottish Wildlife Trust | Glasgow University | Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Concrete in the Classroom | Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh | NERC
Methods of Design and Installation
Pre-cast and delivered to site, installation takes approximately 30 mins. The lower tide pool had a larger volume and a narrow lip, the upper pool the reverse.
It is predicted that the pools will take a couple more months to sufficiently populate for monitoring purposes. Bournemouth University PhD student Alice Hall will be continuing to assess the Vertipools at previous installation sites.