NOMINEES

Copenhagen Cloudburst Plan
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Efficient rain water handling on the surface in cloudburst events

Detailed Description:
Separating rain water and black sewage water – and handling most of the rain water on the surface – and making rain water handling a part of the future urban design of Copenhagen.

Known drawbacks of design:
A possible drawback could be the fact that it is impossible to implement the designs all over the city at the same time which will make some city districts vulnerable for a longer period.

Website:
www.kk.dk/klima

Designed in:
2012

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
Co-existence, Energy, Environment, Government, Urbanization, Water

Region of use:
Europe

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The cloudburst plan will make Copenhagen a more green and blue city by integrating rain water management into the urban design for storing, leading or managing rain water in the case of extreme rain events.

Impact
The Cloudburst plan has as its first priority to use methods that will combine rain water handling with elements that have a positive effect on the city – such as recreative elements like canals, green streets and roads that are designed to handle water or to divert it to areas where the damage will be smaller. This will supplement the existing sewer system minimizing the risk of sewer overflows and the following health hazards.

Context
In case of cloudbursts the city and the citizens will have to handle a very high number of damages which will cost money, trouble and make the city less attractive for both ciitzens and businesses.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
none

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Yes

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
City of Copenhagen

Title/Role:
NN

Professional status of designer:
NN

Nationality:
Denmark

City/Country of residence:
Copenhagen

Name of company:
City of Copenhagen