definitionA dwelling mound is an artificial hill made from earth, created to provide safe ground for humans and animals during storm surges. This concept has been applied to the Hafen City Hamburg which involves the heightening areas and access routes based on the model of the dwelling mounds. The dwelling mounds can be connected by building of dikes in between them, in order to create a larger continuous protected area.
Co-benefits and impactsProtection against storm tides; first flood-safe settlement areas; creation of larger agricultural and settlement area
Approaches (Show all)Protection
Scales (Show all)City
Land uses (Show all)Urban
Time scales (Show all)Long term
Measure types (Show all)Engineering
Problem types (Show all)Coastal
Drain and Sewer
Illustrations (Show all)rm_images/Dwelling_mounds.jpg
Last modified: Aug. 4, 2016, 10:20 a.m.