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Denmark’s Rabalder Park Can Store 10 Swimming Pools Worth of Floodwater

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On June 14, 2013 @ 5:33 pm In Architecture,Design,Environment,Gallery,Urban design,Water Issues | No Comments

Rabalder Park, Nordarch design, Index Awards 2013, rainwater collection, rainwater harvesting, rainwater, sustainable park Denmark, urban design, skate park Roskilde, recreational spaces [1]

Designed by Danish firm Nordarch [2], Rabalder Park combines its drainage [3] function with recreation, offering the city inhabitants lots of hang-out, grill and dancing areas, fitness and parkour [4] equipment and a huge skate park. The entire complex, including a large skate park,  is fully integrated into the existing water canal system that stretches through a series of hills and brings the rain water to the adjacent lake.

The park is a part of a larger area called MUSICON, which is currently under development. The concrete factories and storage facilities of Roskilde will be replaced with housing areas, office spaces, schools, art studios, a Rock museum and an indoor skate park. The development will also contain a large facility dedicated to collecting rainwater from the adjacent city areas.

Rabalder Park won the Danish Town Planning Prize in 2012 and was nominated as finalist in this year’s Index: Awards [5].

+ Nordarch [6]

+ Index: Award [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/06/Rabalder-Parken-2.jpg

[2] Nordarch: http://www.nordarch.dk/main/home/

[3] drainage: http://inhabitat.com/tag/drainage/

[4] parkour: http://inhabitat.com/tag/parkour/

[5] Index: Awards: http://inhabitat.com/tag/index-awards-2013/

[6] + Nordarch: http://www.nordarch.dk/

[7] + Index: Award: http://www.designtoimprovelife.dk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31&Itemid=9

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