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About us
Let's introduce you to our passionate team

Our team

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Cofounder, Tech Lead

Nadia is the heart of the technological development and long term tech vision of the company. She has a degree in computer science and worked in different development positions for 3D printing companies. She led the production of the first large format concrete 3D printer and printed several large-scale artificial reefs worldwide.

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Mechatronic Engineer

Andries is an enthusiastic and passionate mechatronic engineer. His background is in aerospace engineering with a decade of experience in software developing for automation and various experience as mechatronic engineer. He is leading the research, development and building of Coastruction’s printers.

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Multidisciplinary Designer, certified Biomimicry Specialist

With a broad experience in delivering sustainable and innovative Nature driven solutions, Carlos is our external expert in Design and Biomimicry Thinking, ensuring the full adoption of these methodologies in the research, development and implementation of the Coastruction products, processes and systems. His work has been internationally recognised with several major design awards.

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Business Developer

Bastiaan's background lies in hydrology. His expertise is on bridging the gap between members of the Dutch Water sector and problem owners worldwide. Bastiaan will help Coastruction to have a clear financial path and secure exciting projects all over the world.

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Chemical engineer

As R&D Engineer at D-Shape, Pietro was responsible for the research of additive solutions for printing materials. Pietro is a collaborator in the search for new 3D printable materials. Hie background lies in chemical engineering.

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Cofounder, Marine Biologist

Astrid is a marine ecologist and writer who has worked in marine contracting for over 15 years. In her role as a bio-engineer, she has worked on coral relocation and artificial reef installation projects worldwide. Her passion lies in finding unusual opportunities for our 3D print technology, nature-based solutions and connecting people to get the most out of the technology. 

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Civil Engineer

Paolo is a civil engineer from Italy. His expertise lies in development of parametric algorithms which are key for creating modular artificial coral reefs. Paolo is collaborating with Coastruction to ensure that projects are well-engineered and 3D printed structures withstand the tough conditions of Mother Nature.

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Marketing Specialist

Larissa is an enthusiastic marketeer in heart and soul for over 10 years. As a traveller she developed a passion for ocean and life below water. She makes sure that Coastruction uses clear but amazing visualisations of solutions. With her passion for storytelling and communication she is happy to be part of the 'fight' to support nature.

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Emanuele Nocchi

Printer technician

Emanuele has been a construction worker for almost two decades. As a former process manager at D-Shape he was responsible for the development of the 3D printer production logistics. He is our external expert during printer construction.

HOW IT ALL STARTED ...

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Working in marine contracting I have seen reefs that were crazy expensive and didn't really work. Why? Life below water is complex and amazing, shouldn't the reefs look a little more like the real deal?

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Let's meet for coffee in Rotterdam and see what we can do?'

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Nadia

My dream is to develop a 3D printer that allows the use of local raw materials and that is fully circular in its process. I would love to create customized and visually distinct artificial reefs with it and do something for nature.

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Nadia

Yes let's do that!

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TESTIMONIALS

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DR. MICHAEL SWEET
Professor molecul
ar ecology,
University of Derby

" We are excited to team up with Coastruction to explore ways of increasing coral settlement on their artificial reef structures.

...Coastruction are using modern techniques to provide a substrate for corals to settle. Our job at the Coral Spawning Lab is to ensure a constant supply of larvae so a partnership between the two organisations was logical."

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CARMEN VAN DER BURG-CATSMAN
Design Leader City Development,
Municipality of Rotterdam

"Coastructions innovative printing technique makes it possible to print complex structures.

This offers great potential to make existing paved shorelines attractive for marine life and thereby strengthen Rotterdam's delta nature."

COASTRUCTION NETWORK

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Help us save the reefs, let's start printing!

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