Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Water Square Benthemplein

On a sunny day the first water square ever is realized, a dynamic place for the youth with lots of space to play and linger, including a sports theater, a skate area and green intimate places. When it rains, the water runs via large stainless steel gutters into three basins: two shallow basins for the immediate surroundings and a deeper one that receives water only during a cloudburst from a larger area around the square. The square was conceived in close collaboration with people from the neighborhood.

Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein
Water Square Benthemplein