XL : GUANABARA BAY
Água Carioca explores how this system can be integrated in various urban situations in varying spatial, ecological, cultural and social conditions. It is unique in that it employs the eco-technology of constructed wetlands as a transformative urban planning tool to deliver sanitation and improve livelihoods in a comprehensive, long-term and scalable way. Quick and relatively inexpensive to implement, the system works at multiple scales, from a building to whole neighbourhoods and holds the ability to transform an entire city.
Population: 8,48 Mio
Area: 2.576 km2
Density: 3.284 POP/km2
Water supply: CEDAE & Mountain Springs
Proposal for: 2 Mio buildings | 8 Mio people | 1 Mio m3 water/day