How can we live with water differently?
By setting up individual systems to collect and absorb water.
The combination of each system can channel and reduce the scale of the influx.
There are specific places for rainwater tanks in existing homes. They are placed above ground.The superimposition of cisterns creates a new vocabulary: urban signal silos.
The roof is used to collect, drain and/or store water. The water is reused on site, to a greater extent than is currently the case. A place is given to a biotope that could not exist sustainably without this resource.
By creating retention or percolation areas to reduce the risks to people and property during floods.
Every free surface is transformed into a collection or percolation area.
The water is either captured by plants, or contained in external perimeters that are suitable for overflow, or channelled towards permeable subsoils.
The architecture has been adapted to allow water to enter without causing damage.
Ground floors open up. The visual transparency of the edifice is of benefit to the city and the community.
The sequence of spaces comes alive, becoming places of humanity and a return to the earth.
The ground inside the blocks is freed up for permeable green areas and promenades.
The river can leave its bed with regularity.
The overflow is a source of new life within the city, a new rhythm.
By changing their relationship with the city and shared space.
By thinking differently about existing uses and devices.
By building with a sense and elementarity, a knowledge of contexts and materials.