First "water-square" in Rotterdam: a reaction to global warming.

The Benthemplein in Rotterdam has been turned into the first water-square.

Infact, the idea is simple: in normal circumstances the square has its normal function with all facilities: meeting place, sports accomodation, seating elements and greenery. However, in case of heavy rainfall, the whole area transforms into a feature to collect and temporarily hold the water, before draining away in a controlled manner. This issue is getting more important due to global warming.

Our LEDlines were combined with the ACO drainage system to give the square even more appearance.

There is a lot of international interest in this solution.

Design was made by DE URBANISTEN for the city of Rotterdam.

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