Rotterdam is famous for it’s innovative concepts relating to climate adaptation and mitigation. Urban development with maximal social and ecological benefits has become part of the cities sustainable approach over the last decade.
#Rotterdamwatershed is a pop-up pavilion that portrays this in a playful manner. 2400 recycled pvc rainwater pipes are used to create this shed-like structure. Half of the pipes are closed off on the outside with plants, the other half on the inside with pvc caps. When it rains the installation captures rainwater and releases it slowly through small holes in the pvc caps. The water is collected in the base of the structure in a pond with stepping-stones. The saved material costs by using second hand pvc pipes makes it possible employ people with poor job prospects for part of the production process thereby creating social return.