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Rabalder Parken
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About

The worlds first combination of drainage of rainwater and a skatepark.

Detailed Description:
The park secures a new creative urban area of Danish City, Roskilde, from future floodings as result of sudden rainfalls. It can contain 23.000 m^3 of rain water, equivalent to 10 swimming pools. But as heavy rainfalls only occur few times a year, the channels and pools have been designed to support other activities, such as skating, trampolines, grills, seating furnitures, fitness equipment, swings, etc. Instead of taking up space, the facility will provide the citizens a recreational oasis.

Known drawbacks of design:
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Website:
http://nordarch.dk/ongoing/rabalder-parken/

Designed in:
2012

Status of realization:
Other

Challenge(s):
Environment, Urbanization, Water

Region of use:
Europe

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The park can contain 23.000 m^3 of rain water, equivalent to 10 swimming pools. It supports recreational use and activities such as skating, trampolines, grills, seating furnitures, fitness equipment, swings, etc.

Impact
The park secures a new creative urban area of Danish City, Roskilde, from future floodings as result of sudden rainfalls. But as heavy rainfalls only occur few times a year, the channels and pools have been designed to support other activities, such as a skate park, fitness equipment, etc. Instead of taking up space, the new facility will provide the citizens a recreational oasis.

Context
In recent times, there is much focus on lifestyle diseases caused by obesity and inactivity. Everybody agrees that something must be done to this problem, but on a busy day it can be hard to find time to exercise. Most people are thus more likely to be inactive and become obese. One solution for this problem is obviously to create good conditions for the exercising. At the same time, the last decade has shown an increased occurrence of cloudburst with massive rainfalls as result, which has caused flooding of thousands of households basements.

Other relevant information
Rabalderparken is nominated for the sustainable concrete 2013 award and by Dansk Byplanlaboratorium og Akademisk Arkitektforening for "City planning award 2012" / "Byplanprisen 2012"

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
not known

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
External investments

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
Nordarch (Søren Nordal Enevoldsen, Ole Skjelmose)

Title/Role:
Architects

Professional status of designer:
Architect cand. arch. Architects maa

Nationality:
Denmark

City/Country of residence:
Denmark

Name of company:
Nordarch


Manufactured/Produced/Commisioned by:
MUSICON & Roskilde Kommune; Engineers: COWI; Construction team: Hoffmann, Grindline