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Storm tanks are huge underground tanks designed to store torrential water, which is also the most polluting (even more so than sewage) because it carries away all the dirt accumulated on streets and sidewalks. In this way, these tanks prevent the treatment plants from being overloaded and having to discharge excess untreated water.

The water is channelled to the storm tanks through huge collectors. However, before reaching the tanks, the water passes through a series of filters that can trap solid contaminants such as plastic bottles and other objects. Many of the solid objects that reach the tank with rainwater settle to the bottom of the tank. These are subsequently removed by different cleaning systems.

The location is on a roundabout in an environment of single-family homes where, due to the morphology of the land, large amounts of water accumulate when there is torrential rain.

The proposal is fundamentally based on the strategy of implementing an area for play and enjoyment in the form of a large square on the storm tank, a sundial also being planned. The large concrete entrance arches are used as exhibition walls and as a location for the engine room.

    • ARCHITECT: David Ruiz Molina
    • DATE: 2021
    • CLIENT: Agamed
    • status: UNBUILT
    • LOCATION: Torrevieja, Alicante
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