Urbanization is increasing worldwide. Urban centers are characterized by negative environmental impacts including escalated flood risks, polluted surface waters, modification of the urban climate and increased water and energy consumption.
The increase of water-impermeable surfaces forces to play high priority on decentralized measures of rainwater retention. A new project in Berlin will feature a combination of stormwater management with energy saving through the greening of facades and the integration of adiabatic cooling systems. Both systems will be supplied with rainwater.
The following pages contain informations about this extraordinary urban ecological project.