Gallery: TomDavid Architecten Unveils Rainwater Harvesting Leaf Pavilio...

Sheltering the elevated plaza, the structures would be made from concrete and provide much needed shade from the scorching sun, as well as providing a sloping surface for rainwater to drain off.

TomDavid Architecten recently unveiled plans for a soaring leaf-shaped canopy that would transform a market square in Casablanca, Morocco. Developed for the [AC-CA] Competition, the design consists of structures made from concrete that would provide much-needed shade from the scorching sun. The enormous petal-shaped structures would also collect rainwater and channel it into underground tanks for future use.

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