L : RIO DAS PEDRAS
The favela of Rio das Pedras is an extremely dense neighbourhood on a much larger scale, lying on flat land prone to flooding. The flow of waste water is directed away from the river, towards wetlands constructed on the periphery of the community. The system again demonstrates its flexibility, adapting to the context and utilising the extensive open space surrounding the built up area. Solar powered pumps are used more extensively to return water to the community for reuse and to feed in to local water courses. This enables the river to recover, eventually becoming a valuable public space, preventing waste water from polluting the Barra Lagoon.
Area: 44,9 ha
Density: 2005 POP/Ha
Water supply: CEDAE & Mountain Springs
Proposal for: 10.000 buildings | 90.000 people | 12.780 m3 water/day