Global warming will result in more extreme weather phenomena, and during summer and autumn in Denmark, the tendency is that we will experience more heavy rainfalls, and cloudbursts will become even heavier. In many places, the sewer system does not have the capacity to handle cloudbursts, which call for sustainable urban drainage solutions to handle the water elsewhere and avoid flooding. Also in spring and summer time an increased risk of drought makes local water retention and collection for e.g. irrigation valuable.
Marianne Levinsen Landskab
Lindevangs Park is a green urban space in Frederiksberg, Denmark, whichmerges climate adaptation with new facilities for social activities andmeeting places for a diverse group of users. Lindevangs Park exploresways of using climate adaptation to renew and at the same time fulfill theexpectations to the classic city park in a densely built neighbourhood. Inthe park, the collection of 3,000 m3 water is made possible through variousdifferent measures.
By the Southern entrance to the park, terrain and landscape design forthe retention of water replaces a parking lot. A fountain and a 90m visiblewater channel shaped like a Fibonacci spiral, enables and displays thefluctuating nature of water, adding a relaxing atmosphere to the urbanenvironment. A central grass area is formed into a large oval bowl, withthe bottom creating a new stage. To the East, a long garden planted withblack currents, apple trees and wild meadow flowers serves as a dike forcollection of large amounts of water. The landscape design of LindevangsPark combines cloudburst solutions with a new activity programme for thepark, and succeeds in making water an integrated design feature, and indisplaying the story of the water’s journey through the park even when itrains heavily.
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