Water Cleansing Traffic Circle in Normal, Illinois

by , 11/10/10

normal, illinois, circle, roundabout, water, cleansing roundabout, green design, hoerr schaudt

The central Illinois town of Normal (yes, that is the actual name of the town) has a new roundabout that doubles as a living plaza where stormwater recycling, public space, and transportation work in unison. The Circle, designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, cleanses water collected from surrounding streetscapes through chemical-free filtration bogs and then returns it to the site in the form of a public water feature. Later, the water is recycled again to irrigate the adjacent streets.


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1 Comment

  1. genersr November 11, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Tis is a traffic circle. It is not a roundabout.

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