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Water Cleansing Traffic Circle in Normal, Illinois

Posted By A. Strickler On November 10, 2010 @ 7:15 pm In Architecture,Water Issues | 1 Comment

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The central Illinois town of Normal (yes, that is the actual name of the town) has a new roundabout [1] that doubles as a living plaza where stormwater recycling, public space, and transportation work in unison. The Circle, designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects [2], 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] new roundabout: http://www.hoerrschaudt.com/civic/uptown-normal-circle.php

[2] Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects: http://www.hoerrschaudt.com/

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