Plui
2020

Water is a vital element - in nature as well as in the city. It serves us as drinking water, it is artistically orchestrated and creates recreational spaces. But today water also an element of microclimate design to adapt to climate change. Plui combines this necessary adaptation with the conscious use of the precious resource of water. A funnel-shaped umbrella collects the rain and guides it into a green reservoir. Capillary mats release the water to the plant soil over a longer period of time. This way, dry phases can be bridged without additional irrigation. Self-sufficient, shaded islands are created in urban space, inviting you to pause for a moment.

Collaboration with Luca Hartmann

©Ivo Schlaepfer
2022