Following the devastating cloudburst in 2011, which caused huge damages throughout the capital of Denmark in just one day, Copenhagen devised a climate adaptation plan to help the city deal with severe weather caused by global warming. Since the sewage systems were deemed unable to handle extreme rainfall, the city created a plan which tackles this issue in specific ways in each district.
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One such plan was created for the Enghaveparken area, which would include a large dike surrounding the park that collects rainwater from there and nearby rooftops- and several spaces which could accommodate different functions depending on the weather. For example, a large amphitheater can hold water and function as a large gathering space under normal circumstances. Additionally, the design is based on sustainable principles which help biodiversification and provide a wide range of recreational spaces.
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