At Green Solution House the parking lot is not your traditional solid black asphalt with white stripes. On the contrary, the parking surface has a loadbearing layer of crushed materials, repurposed from the demolished buildings on the site. The surface itself is bitumen free, and made out of packed granite chippings and dust from local granite production. Rainwater is managed on-site instead of being sent to the storm sewer system. Surface runoff is guided to a nearby wetland pond, first sifting through a specific mix of gravel – where pollutants are removed– before reaching the pond from which the purified water will slowly seep into the ground.
Who’s behind it:
Green Footprints Park, Bitumen Free Landscape