Detention, density, design - Rotterdam's water squares part 1
At its best, water sensitive urban design delivers quality urban environments that deliver multiple benefits. A cracking example of this are the water squares in Rotterdam. Water squares integrate flood detention with usable public open space in highly constrained civil areas.
Recently, we caught up with Floris Boogaard to visit two water squares.
In this episode, we visit a small water square in the suburbs of Rotterdam. What's more, we got lucky. We got rain. We saw the system working!
Keep an eye out for the next episode, where we take a look at a much larger site in a high density urban area..