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Graduation Project 2014

Fien Dekker

Let it pour down

Department: Man and Public space
Website: www.fiendekker.nl

Rain(A)Way

Climate change causes heavy rain. Sewers in big cities cannot handle the surplus water from ever more frequent cloudbursts. Rain(a)way offers an elegant solution, turning a problem into an asset for the city. Inspired by Japanese architecture, this transparent system serves as a public reservoir. Instead of hiding the water underground, it is captured above ground in a wavy pavement pattern. Through various layers of local clay and gravel it is slowly absorbed into the ground: the beauty of this natural cycle is visualised in public space.

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