Radically Redesigned Garage Could Help Solve Overcrowding In Cities

Radically Redesigned Garage Could Help Solve Overcrowding In Cities
Design

This parking garage remains underground until the city experiences heavy rainfall, causing it to rise up from the ground to create a reservoir

Zack Palm
  • 19 december 2017

If 2017’s storms are anything to go off, cities need to better prepare themselves for climate change by updating their infrastructure. Danish architecture company Third Nature presents a solution called Pop-Up. Not only does it try to address storm mitigation in a city, but also helps out with parking garage space for vehicles and leaving the area available as an open space.

How Third Nature did this was by engineering the large structure to function in multiple ways. During calm, sunny days the large parking structure remains underground with the top layer remaining an open area for everyone to enjoy without anyone noticing the large structure underneath them. When the area starts to experience heavy rain, the parking structure gradually rises up from the ground with the open bottom layer transforming into an reservoir for the water. The parking structure can rise up to different heights depending on the intensity of the storm creating a large reservoir for heavy storms or a small one for rainy weeks.

At this point, Pop-up remains a concept as cities around the world continue to figure out the best way to update their infrastructure.

Pop-Up

If 2017’s storms are anything to go off, cities need to better prepare themselves for climate change by updating their infrastructure. Danish architecture company Third Nature presents a solution called Pop-Up. Not only does it try to address storm mitigation in a city, but also helps out with parking garage space for vehicles and leaving the area available as an open space.

+cities
+Cities
+climate change
+Denmark
+Design
+Infrastructure
+pop-up
+Sustainability

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