Bakterie som et alternativ til kystsikring i Danmark: Bacteria as an alternative to coastal preservation in Denmark

Amalie Piil Tarding, Sheila Camilla Stormfeldt, Lasse Blom Troelsen & Amanda Tandrup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The Danish coasts are eroding quickly as a result of the climate changes. We will examine the bacteria Bacillus Pasteurii and how it might possibly be used as an alternative to coastal protection in Denmark. To this, we have analysed the bacteria and it’s process, of how it produces sandstones. We will base our project on the work of mainly two experts on this subject, namely Magnus Larsson and Ginger Dosier. These two architects have both examined the bacteria, and found different uses for it, both of which are relevant to our project. Ginger Dosier learned how to produce actual building blocks out of the bacteria, whilst Magnus Larsson focuses more on the aesthetic possibilities the bacteria contains. His main focus is building a wall for the desert – this is in regard to the desertification problem in Africa. Ginger Dosier focuses more on the general use of the bacteria – she would like for it to become an alternative to concrete buildings. We will also discuss the problems with the bacteria, namely the problems that can occur during it’s MICP process, where it produces a lot of ammonia, which is damaging to the environment, if produced in high amounts. Furthermore, we will analyse the aesthetic impact of using the bacteria or bacteria created sandstone. What is perceived as beautiful, is different for every person, and we have decided to focus on two experts in the field, Theodor W. Adorno and Mogens Pahuus to examine what can be perceived as naturally beautiful, and we will therefore make our analysis of how the bacteria can be used to create aesthetic protection for the Danish coasts, on the background of their views. We will also examine which strategies are used to protect coasts, in Denmark, today. For this, we interview and expert on coastal protection, Holger Toxvig, who will answer some of the questions we have about coastal protection, and how big of an issue it really is.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereInger Louise Berling Hyams


  • kystsikring
  • Coast
  • Bacillus Pasteurii