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Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change is upon us!

We have compiled examples of projects in which adaptation to climate change has been the main driver.

This includes projects in which the UN development goals are an intrinsic part of developing the projects.

Urban Climadapp

The Climadapp tool development is stimulated by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Studies (AMS), which is a smartphone app and a data system to create awareness and introduce interventions about urban climate change.

The Climadapp tool consists of an urban climate map incorporating wind nuisance zones and urban heat classes.

The user can get an overview of the local measures by pinpointing his location like possible design interventions, to minimize heat, flooding, etc.

Source: https://landlab.nl/projects/urban-climadapp

Climate Change App
From: https://landlab.nl/
Community on Climate Change
From: https://landlab.nl/

UN17 Village

The UN17 Village comes with a design that promotes sustainable living. This village is sustainable in operational, social, environmental, and bio-diverse aspects.

Upcycled waste materials are used in its construction and the solar panels on the rooftop make the house self-sufficient.

According to Anders Lendager, the founder and CEO of the Lendager Group, all aspects – materials used, quality of life, and the health of the building are considered. All 169 milestones from the Sustainable Development Goals are brought to focus by developing this scale-able process.

By not compromising on aesthetics, price, or quality, the UN17 village shows how waste is looked at as a resource and that growth and sustainability can be made to complement each other.

Source: https://lendager.com/en/architecture/sustainable-eco-village/

Buildings climate change adaptation
From: https://lendager.com/
Buildings climate change adaptation
From: https://lendager.com/

MALMØ 2030

Malmö’s Norra Bunkeflo area can turn into a sustainable model that can be used to realize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

A green corridor at the center connects the natural spaces of Bunkeflostrand thereby allowing for green mobility, recreational spaces, and urban biotopes.

Access to the green space is available to all housing units in the area.

There are three thematic approaches described to the SDG goals.

1. BUNKEFLOSTRAND METABOLISM

To address the problem of urban expansion and densification along with the consequences of climate change, the plan is formulated in such a way that the buildings are secured for a sea-level rise of up to 3 meters and surface solutions allow for the collection of rainwater.

The east to the west green corridor will keep the rainwater in the terrain lowlands thereby ensuring flood and building infrastructure.

The focus also lies on the optimization of resources like daylight and wind in addition to the collection of rainwater and access to green environments.

2. COMMON AREAS AT BUNKEFLOSTRAND

Five new common areas are to be developed in the central green area after a dialogue with the new and old residents of the area where generational gardens, green transition cafes, learning rooms, eco-communities, etc can be made.

3. RESOURCE CITY 2030

The Norra Bunkeflostrand construction uses upcycling and wood construction. CO2 emission is halved by using wood construction when compared to conventional concrete construction.

Source: https://www.tredjenatur.dk/en/portfolio/2030-norra-bunkeflo-strand/

Buildings climate change adaptation
From: https://www.tredjenatur.dk/
Buildings climate change adaptation
From: https://www.tredjenatur.dk/

Blue Current DC - CallisonRTKL

By using protective levees encircling the low-lying western end of the National Mall right up to the Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument and southward surround the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin.

The levees would be used to encircle the pipings used for stormwater management and it will also serve as the base for a 4.5-mile pedestrian and bicycle loop trail. These trails would be placed around the monuments so that they are accessible even during high water levels.

During floods, terraced wetlands at the edges of the river would provide protection.

During storm surges, bioswales and berms providing varied topography would act as a space between the Potomac River and the monuments.

Source: https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/urbanism-planning/callisonrtkl-wins-open-architecture-collaboratives-inaugural-national-treasures-design-competition_o

Buildings climate change adaptation
Courtesy CallisonRTKL, https://www.architectmagazine.com/

China’s ‘Sponge Cities’

China’s ‘Sponge city’ uses green infrastructure and permeable surfaces.

This initiative has been launched in 16 cities in 2015.

The objective of China’s ‘Sponge city initiative’ is that the rainwater absorption capacity is enhanced and distributed more evenly across the targeted areas such that the intensity of rainwater runoff is reduced.

China’s ‘Sponge city initiative’ is similar to the low-impact development(LID) concept of North America.

Rooftops with plants, permeable pavements that are capable of storing excess runoff water, rainwater storage wetlands, etc are some of the features available in the planned city Lingang in Pudong district, Shanghai.

Source: https://theconversation.com/chinas-sponge-cities-aim-to-re-use-70-of-rainwater-heres-how-83327

Buildings climate change adaptation
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin Binhai New Area, China. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG, https://theconversation.com/
Buildings climate change adaptation
Grassy rooftops in Shanghai. kafka4prez/Flickr, CC BY-SA, https://theconversation.com/

Black Meadow

The site Black Meadow gives an opportunity to come up with an urban park that allows for the combination of greenery and urban substance.

In order to establish a free pathway to the park, a good idea would be to cut out the traffic in the road along the river and re-route it along the historic center edge.

To mark a distinction between the new urban park and the density of the old, and to reinforce the old city’s edge, the opportunity to insert extra houses, shops, etc exists.

There would be no heavy clustering of the buildings.

Perpendicular parking on a single side with a modest impact is preferred.

The proposed strategy is to leave out the buildings that are out of scale and retain the ones that are good and not touch as many of the trees.

Mini towers containing residential units, student housing, etc could be inserted with panoramic views from one apartment per floor.

Concert building: A ‘bird nest’ auditorium with interesting views and acoustics where the audience also forms an important aspect of the spectacle.

Modern music building: Enveloping the concert hall, small rehearsal studios can be inserted that would be accessible behind the glass facade from an interior street.

Waldorf Kindergarten: A birdcage could be introduced with birds becoming a component of the nursery.

Waldorf Elementary School: School gardens can be placed on top of the single-story building.

And many more components like a multipurpose hall, sports building, creative incubator, pool, etc.

Source: http://www.nlarchitects.nl/slideshow/95

Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://www.nlarchitects.nl/slideshow/95
Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://www.nlarchitects.nl/slideshow/95

Singelpark Leiden

Leiden, a Dutch city, wishes to incorporate an urban park concept – the Singelpark along the former military fortifications.

The green spaces would form a band for more than six kilometers in length.

Both sides of the canal could be transformed into horticultural strips.

Cosmopolitan seed and plant mixes would be created along the canal with the help of Hortus Botanicus.

Sixteen park spaces, interlinked to the waterline, with various characters, are defined where actors and local groups can be involved in the programming and maintenance of the space.

Source: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/portfolio-item/lola-singelpark-leiden/

Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/
Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/

Dwarka - Delhi, India

Recharging groundwater, implementing water design into landscape design, increased water holding capacity, treating wastewater, etc are all aspects of the design.

Slow traffic and space for pedestrians are two other factors considered for the new road system.

To conserve space for water management, roads are narrowed down.

Source: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/portfolio-item/dwd-dwarka/

Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/
Buildings climate change adaptation
From: http://dutchwaterdesign.com/

Sequential Test – District

Sequential Test City District - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Immediate communication with council to determine study area
  • Report in accordance with the local guidelines
  • Assess multiple resources of planning information as per agreed with the council
  • Give preliminary advice on potential sites
  • Recommend appropriate site for assessment
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report 

What we need from you:

  • Site Address
  • Development Plans
  • Local Planner Contact Details

Single House

Sustainable Drainage Systems Single House

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Detailed Hydraulic Modelling
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings
  • Providing drawings in .pdf

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Minor Development

Flood Risk Assessment Single House

Key Benefits:

  • First draft in 48 hours with the final report in 20 days (dependent on ea information)
  • Report in accordance with the environment agency and with national policy planning framework
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Development plans
  • Topographical ground levels

Major Development

Flood-Risk-assessment-Major-Development

Key Benefits:

  • First draft in 48 hours with the final report in 20 days (dependent on ea information)
  • Report in accordance with the environment agency and with national policy planning framework
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Development plans
  • Topographical ground levels

Strategic Development

Flood Risk Assessment Strategic Development

Key Benefits:

  • First draft in 48 hours with the final report in 20 days (dependent on ea information)
  • Report in accordance with the environment agency and with national policy planning framework
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Development plans
  • Topographical ground levels

Single House

Drainage Strategy Single House

Key Benefits:

  • The drainage strategy will inform the flood risk assessment
  • Assessment of available geological records or site investigation if available
  • Obtain and review sewer plans
  • Evaluate potential use of suds applicable to site
  • Determine climate change allowances
  • Undertake basic hydraulic modelling of foul and surface water
  • Calculate storage volumes to comply with suds guidance
  • Indicate discharge points and rates for foul water
  • Indicate applicable suds and volume distribution at a principle level
  • Provide single sketch concept of the drainage strategy
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments / amendments following first issue of report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Minor Development

Drainage Strategy Minor Development

Key Benefits:

  • The drainage strategy will inform the flood risk assessment
  • Assessment of available geological records or site investigation if available
  • Obtain and review sewer plans
  • Evaluate potential use of suds applicable to site
  • Determine climate change allowances
  • Undertake basic hydraulic modelling of foul and surface water
  • Calculate storage volumes to comply with suds guidance
  • Indicate discharge points and rates for foul water
  • Indicate applicable suds and volume distribution at a principle level
  • Provide single sketch concept of the drainage strategy
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments / amendments following first issue of report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Major Development

Drainage Strategy Major Development

Key Benefits:

  • The drainage strategy will inform the flood risk assessment
  • Assessment of available geological records or site investigation if available
  • Obtain and review sewer plans
  • Evaluate potential use of suds applicable to site
  • Determine climate change allowances
  • Undertake basic hydraulic modelling of foul and surface water
  • Calculate storage volumes to comply with suds guidance
  • Indicate discharge points and rates for foul water
  • Indicate applicable suds and volume distribution at a principle level
  • Provide single sketch concept of the drainage strategy
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments / amendments following first issue of report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Single House

Foul Drainage Design Single House

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Hydraulic Modelling
  • Treatment Plant Sizing
  • Drainage Field Calculations
  • Providing design in .pdf
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Major Development

Foul Drainage Design Major Development

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Hydraulic Modelling
  • Pumping Station Calculations
  • Rising Main Design
  • Provide design in .pdf and .dwg
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Minor Development

Foul Drainage Design Minor Development

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Hydraulic Modelling
  • Pumping Station Calculations
  • Rising Main Design
  • Providing design in .pdf and .dwg
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Minor Development

Sustainable Drainage Minor Development

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Detailed Hydraulic Modelling
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings
  • Providing drawings in .pdf and .dwg

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Sequential Test – City

Sequential Test City Borough - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Immediate communication with council to determine study area
  • Report in accordance with the local guidelines
  • Assess multiple resources of planning information as per agreed with the council
  • Give preliminary advice on potential sites
  • Recommend appropriate site for assessment
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report 

What we need from you:

  • Site Address
  • Development Plans
  • Local Planner Contact Details

Major Development

Sustainable Drainage Major Development

Key Benefits:

  • Design compliant with Building Regs and local water company
  • Scope of site investigations
  • Capacity Assessments from Water Companies
  • Undertake Detailed Hydraulic Modelling
  • Clear Planning Conditions
  • Produce Construction Drawings
  • Providing drawings in .pdf and .dwg

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Site Layout
  • Topographical survey

Zero Carbon Design

Zero Carbon - Climate Change Adaptation

Key Benefits:

  • Complete Cycle Assessment
  • Early Design Optimization
  • Embodied Carbon Calculation
  • Circularity Assessment
  • Carbon Benchmarking
  • Our calculations are based on the LCA standards (CEN/TC350, ISO 218930)
  • It follows the RICS building stages
  • All CO2 values taken from the verified EPD database
  • Compliant with BREEAM UK and CEEQUAL Standards

What we need from you:

  • External Work Layout
  • Initial Drainage Design
  • Site Layouts

Zero Carbon Design

Nature-Based-min.jpg

Key Benefits:

  • Tackle Climate and Nature Crises in Master Planning
  • Example of Using Nature-Based Solutions around the world
  • Utilize the Government’s Research to identify area in which Local and Regional Nature-Based Solutions can be implemented.

Urban Areas

Hydraulic River Modelling - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Models fully approved by the Environment Agency
  • Obtain LIDAR data
  • Produce Hydrological and hydraulic assessment
  • Model Climate Change
  • Site Visit
  • Scope Topographical and measurement survey

What we need from you:

  • Site Location Plans
  • Topographical survey of the site
  • All correspondence with the Environment Agency

Rural Areas

Hydraulic Modelling of River Flow

Our Benefits:

  • Models fully approved by the Environment Agency
  • Obtain LIDAR data
  • Produce Hydrological and hydraulic assessment
  • Model Climate Change
  • Site Visit
  • Scope Topographical and measurement survey

What we need from you:

  • Site Location Plans
  • Topographical survey of the site
  • All correspondence with the Environment Agency

Exception Registration

Flood Risk Activity Permit Exception Application - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Fast assessment on the required exception application
  • Follow up on the Environment Agency
  • Review of your design
  • Review of the contractor’s method statement
  • Assess  the environmental risk for the site

What we need from you:

  • All detailed drawings
  • RAMS
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Construction Phase Plan

Standard Rules Permit

Flood Risk Activity Permit Standard Application - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Fast assessment on the required exception application
  • Follow up on the Environment Agency
  • Review of your design
  • Review of the contractor’s method statement
  • Assess  the environmental risk for the site

What we need from you:

  • All detailed drawings
  • RAMS
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Construction Phase Plan

Bespoke Permit

Flood Risk Activity Permit Bespoke Application - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Fast assessment on the required exception application
  • Follow up on the Environment Agency
  • Review of your design
  • Review of the contractor’s method statement
  • Assess  the environmental risk for the site

What we need from you:

  • All detailed drawings
  • RAMS
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Construction Phase Plan

Sequential Test – Village

Sequential Test Village- Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Immediate communication with council to determine study area
  • Report in accordance with the local guidelines
  • Assess multiple resources of planning information as per agreed with the council
  • Give preliminary advice on potential sites
  • Recommend appropriate site for assessment
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report 

What we need from you:

  • Site Address
  • Development Plans
  • Local Planner Contact Details

Sequential Test – Town

Sequential Test Town - Urban Water

Our Benefits:

  • Immediate communication with council to determine study area
  • Report in accordance with the local guidelines
  • Assess multiple resources of planning information as per agreed with the council
  • Give preliminary advice on potential sites
  • Recommend appropriate site for assessment
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report 

What we need from you:

  • Site Address
  • Development Plans
  • Local Planner Contact Details

Extensions

Flood Risk Assessment Single House

Key Benefits:

  • First draft in 48 hours with the final report in 20 days (dependent on ea information)
  • Report in accordance with the environment agency and with national policy planning framework
  • Allows for one set of consolidated comments/amendments following the first issue of the report

What we need from you:

  • Site address
  • Development plans
  • Topographical ground levels