Location of the case studyNear Copenhagen, Denmark
Description of the applicationStorm water solutions with multiple purposes are implemented in a new developed area near Copenhagen, in Roskilde. The idea is to handle all storm water on the surface and utilize the facilities for other purposes during dry weather. At the same time the storm water system should make the whole area climate change resilient to avoid damages from heavy rain storm and cloudbursts. One of the results is a new storm water system and storage facilities. Most of the streets, canals and storage facilities serve a double purpose as recreational facility for skating and ball gaming. A big skater bowl has been build, which under normal weather conditions works as a normal skater bowl but during cloudbursts it serves as a reservoir for rainwater which is led from the surrounding area to the skate bowl.
lessons learnedGood collaboration between many parties was needed, and all the partners accepted to think in this unconventional ways. One of the results is the new storm water system and storage facilities in this part of Roskilde. Most of the streets, canals and storage facilities serve a double purpose as recreational facility for skaters and some ball games. More canals and storage areas are incorporated in a green park, Rabalderparken, with many different recreational facilities as trampoline, playgrounds, picnic areas, grill locations etc. Close cooperation was successfully achieved between the stakeholders, consultants and subcontractors to get the unit to function optimally for different purposes and at the same time comply with the technical specifications for safety, health, climate change resilience, financing, operation and maintenance etc.
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