AmberExpo Rain Gardens
AmberExpo implemented a project of rain gardens. The aim of this project is to slow down the outflow of rainwater to the sewage system and retain water in the environment, increase biodiversity, pre-treatment of rainwater and improve the aesthetics of the surroundings.
Rain gardens are a type of hydrotechnical structures. Their task is to collect rainwater, retain it and use it for the needs of plants. They look like ordinary gardens – you can give them any shape and form. However, they differ in the choice of plants.
As part of the project, three basins of rain gardens and five plant beds with a retention function were created, which will absorb rainwater and direct the excess to the existing sewage system. The discounts will be characterized by multiple plantings, seasonal variability and a wide range of flower colors. The composition of the discount will refer to the color of the MTG building.
The choice of plant species was based on criteria such as resistance to wind, periodic flooding with rainwater, drought and urban conditions, salinity and shade tolerance. Plants designed include: These include the “Green Pillar” marsh oak, “Midwinter Fire” dogwood, “Wim’s Red” bouquet hydrangea and “Compactum” viburnum.
The stages of the project were: removal of the existing surface and trenching of the basins, construction of excess overflows, lighting and vegetation layer, lining of the basins with geotextile and planting of vegetation.
This investment will allow the company to achieve many benefits, such as improving air quality, protection against floods and improving the aesthetics of the surroundings. The rain gardens project is an important action for the environment and sustainable development.