Climate adaptation
Rotterdam is famous for it’s innovative concepts relating to climate adaptation and mitigation. Urban development with maximal social and ecological benefits has become part of the cities sustainable approach over the last decade.

#Rotterdamwatershed is a pop-up pavilion that portrays this in a playful manner. 2400 recycled pvc rainwater pipes are used to create this shed-like structure. Half of the pipes are closed off on the outside with plants, the other half on the inside with pvc caps. When it rains the installation captures rainwater and releases it slowly through small holes in the pvc caps. The water is collected in the base of the structure in a pond with stepping-stones. The saved material costs by using second hand pvc pipes makes it possible employ people with poor job prospects for part of the production process thereby creating social return.

The pavilion illustrates in a playful manner how the city of Rotterdam is dealing with the effects of climate change. #Rotterdamwatershed is used to activate different social media channels where innovative climate adaptation projects in the Rotterdam region can be seen.
Credits
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Mikolai Brus, Riekie Brokking and Jaap van Dijk
social component
Magis 010, Rotterdam
gardener
Van der Tol BV., Berkel & Rodenrijs
location contractor
Oranje BV., Rotterdam
digital layer
Interaction Design, Rotterdam
contractor
3dok, Rotterdam
construction
IMD, Rotterdam
photos
Monseigneur Madhatter Photography

WATERSHED

2016 EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

This temporary pavilion for the World Cities Pop-up Expo in Edinburgh portrays Rotterdam's innovative approach to water management and climate adaptation.

client
City of Rotterdam
location
Edinburgh, Scotland
program
25 m2 Pavilion
status
Realisation in June 2016
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