Lyngby
,
Denmark

Trongårdsparken

Currently, we’re experiencing an intense focus on designing cities, urban spaces, and buildings that can handle the increase in precipitation due to climate change. Trongårdsparken is a great example of a climate-adapted area that can now withstand heavy rain events and provide its residents with clean drinking water in the future.
Lyngby
,
Denmark
2019
-
2020
Architects
Arkitema
Landscape Architects
Developer
SWECO, Gravmand & Gorm Hansen
Contractor
Products in use

Smart rainwater management solves more problems in the cities

In the coming years, many larger cities have to come up with solutions for the challenges of increasing amounts of rainwater and more extreme weather. By implementing solutions that help protect densely populated and developed areas against flooding, the development of the square serves as an example to be followed when the rest of the city is to be climate-proofed. By actively making use of a city’s green areas in the fight against pollution and securing the city against cloudbursts, smart ways of handling rainwater solve a great deal of the problems, cities today are facing.

Climate adaptation and recreative spaces in Trongårdsparken

Increased precipitation not only causes problems with flooding of basements and low-lying areas. A sudden flood can also cause clogged drains and wastewater risking to reach the surface. 

In the area Trongårdsparken in the Danish town Kongens-Lyngby, drinking water is collected from the underground. To secure clean drinking water for the people of Trongårdsparken, it’s been important to make the area more resistant to heavy rains.

Climate adaptation and recreative spaces in Trongårdsparken

Increased precipitation not only causes problems with flooding of basements and low-lying areas. A sudden flood can also cause clogged drains and wastewater risking to reach the surface. 

In the area Trongårdsparken in the Danish town Kongens-Lyngby, drinking water is collected from the underground. To secure clean drinking water for the people of Trongårdsparken, it’s been important to make the area more resistant to heavy rains.

Clean drinking water with Aquaton

The new rainwater pipes are separated between the polluted surface water on the road and rainwater from the roofs. Furthermore, the rainwater is led to rain beds and our Aquaton tunnel fascines (Milford DK, Milford SE).

The systems ensure that in the case of a cloudburst, the drains are not overflooded and the drain water is not mixed with rainwater used for the drinking water supply. This way, clean drinking water is secured in the area around Trongårdsparken.

Clean drinking water with Aquaton

The new rainwater pipes are separated between the polluted surface water on the road and rainwater from the roofs. Furthermore, the rainwater is led to rain beds and our Aquaton tunnel fascines (Milford DK, Milford SE).

The systems ensure that in the case of a cloudburst, the drains are not overflooded and the drain water is not mixed with rainwater used for the drinking water supply. This way, clean drinking water is secured in the area around Trongårdsparken.

Nature gives value to the community

By establishing the stormwater management underground and in the rain beds, the solutions are hidden away in the form of green spaces that can be enjoyed by the people of Trongårdsparken. Trongårdsparken’s green areas create value for the residents in several ways. In addition to the area now being, the residents also come closer to nature, which stimulates biodiversity and well-being. The green spaces and common areas also give life to the neighborhood, inviting the residents to spend time together.

Nature gives value to the community

By establishing the stormwater management underground and in the rain beds, the solutions are hidden away in the form of green spaces that can be enjoyed by the people of Trongårdsparken. Trongårdsparken’s green areas create value for the residents in several ways. In addition to the area now being, the residents also come closer to nature, which stimulates biodiversity and well-being. The green spaces and common areas also give life to the neighborhood, inviting the residents to spend time together.

Make the most of surplus surface water with local rainwater harvesting
Flowerbeds are an ideal way of dealing with rainwater
The KerbCell™ system reduces the strain on the sewer system in the case of more intense rainfall
Green urban areas solve the challenges of more densely populated areas, and they improve quality of life for the people of the area.
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