THE WATER, THE LEADING
The innovation of the proposal lies in the modernization of conventional solutions for the construction of roads, in order to acquire greater benefits at the level of accessibility, visibility, durability, and renaturation of the environment, with an optimal cost ratio, and maximum efficiency of the ecological footprint.
The proposed drainage system by means of ditches and retention zones allows the re-naturalization of the environment with greater vigor thanks to the use of runoff water. The inclusive strip, in the form of a 1.2m concrete strip, enables access to the route for certain groups of people. At the same time, the singing of this paved band allows the blind to be followed until the end of the tour.
Having solved the issues of water and inclusivity, the hard part of the road can be granular. The resulting proportion between the two bands allows the road to continue having a soft character, ideal in the context where it is located. Likewise, it is a very efficient use of materials.
Water is a precious resource and must be managed wisely. Under this principle, the proposal configures a new drainage system that, apart from controlling surface water, tries to make the most of it in order to infiltrate it into the same land, generating new wetlands.