Designing temporary rainwater buffers

Bioswale in the municipality Renkum, The Netherlands © Eugène Heeremans

In the design of temporary rainwater buffers attention to the aesthetic appearance and usability in dry periods are needed. These facilities can be used as a playground. Existing urban water spaces can be transformed so that they can dry up. This way water quality problems can be prevented.

Temporary rainwater buffers empty - Source: atelier GROENBLAUW
Temporary rainwater buffers, filled with rain - Source: atelier GROENBLAUW