Green Alleyways

For one of our research projects we are investigating the characteristics and benefits of green infrastructure.

A Green Infrastructure is an ecological framework that has not only environmental benefits, but social and economic as well. It promotes biodiversity and provides flood protection. It also includes stormwater management systems that prevent runoff discharge through vegetative islands. The street that relies on sustainable stormwater management is referred to a Green Street: it mimics nature as it follows natural systems to manage flood and reduces pollution.

Following these ideas, the Green Alley Program started out in Chicago as a research project in 2006. It targets abandoned alleyways, challenges the conventional drainage system and replaces it with sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). Some of the images below represent the application of Green Alleys:



In case you are interested in this research, please do not hesitate in contacting us!


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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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