Bioswale in the municipality Renkum, The Netherlands © Eugène Heeremans

Designing temporary rainwater buffers

  • Water: 2
  • Multifunctional space usage: 2
  • Construction costs: 2
  • Maintenance/management: 1


In the design of temporary rainwater buffers attention to the aesthetic appearance and usability in dry periods are needed. These facilities can be used as a playground. Existing urban water spaces can be transformed so that they can dry up. This way water quality problems can be prevented.

Temporary rainwater buffers empty Source: atelier GROENBLAUW
Temporary rainwater buffers, filled with rain Source: atelier GROENBLAUW