Rainmaker – Casablanca, Morocco

Rainmaker – Towards a Water-based Urbanity for Grand Casablanca is based on a territorial water strategy, including the recovery of the natural water cycle through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. The general concept is to use all locally accessible water resources for the irrigation of vegetation in order to refill the atmosphere with water and thus cool the environment. Not a single drop of water should leave the landscape by being funnelled into sewer systems or as surface runoff into the ocean. Instead, waste-water should be pre-treated and re-used locally: evaporation reduces surface temperatures and improves the local water cycle and precipitation rates.

 

Rainmaker – Towards a Water-based Urbanity was developed in the framework Urban Agriculture Casablanca, a project within the research program Future Megacities by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Team: Sabine Müller, Andreas Quednau, Robert Gorny, Winston Hampel
In Collaboration With: Anna Viader and Marco Schmidt

research, landscape, sustainability, Projects, urbanism
02/12/2010