Coastal protection against the swell of the archeological site of Taputapuatea in Raiatea - Feasibility study
CLIENT: SERVICE DE LA CULTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE
PROJECT DATE: 2017
LOCATION: French Polynesia
- Hydro-sedimentary expertise
- Current measurement
- Biological expertise
- Feasibility of coastal development
- Beach nourishment
- Sizing of the protective structure
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taputapuātea Historic Site, located on the east coast of Raiatea at Atiapiti Point, has erosion zones on its shoreline, which could degrade two maraes, (historical remains of the ancestral Polynesian culture.
As part of the development work and enhancement of the site, the Department of Culture and Heritage wanted to study possible solutions to effectively protect the marine erosion site, without changing the overall landscape, to maintain its identity and its openness to the lagoon.