“Show me a healthy community with a healthy economy and I will show you a community that has its green infrastructure in order and understands the relationship between the built and the unbuilt environment.”Will Rogers – former President of the Trust for Public Land
Letting the water flow
Infrastructure can be featured in order to express its function. Integrating it into the design, as opposed to screening it, hiding it, or laying it underground, is more sustainable, offers more flexibility for future development, and can contribute to the richness of the site experience.
By respectfully positioning and integrating with adjacent existing buildings, green stormwater infrastructure is expressed and integrated with planted areas. This prevents flooding, shows environmental stewardship through the restoration of the natural hydrological system, and presents opportunities for learning about sustainable building techniques and environmental issues.
Key to Exposing infrastructure
- Feature infrastructure elements as an expression of their function to increase future flexibility.
- Respectfully position and integrate green stormwater infrastructure.