As a part of the Eco Campus strategy, the E-colab group is turning the water challenge that TU Delft is currently facing into an opportunity for biodiversity rejuvenation. Increasing water levels will cause disturbances on campus.
By making use of floodmaps, we mapped out areas susceptible to floods, creating a scenario where water reclaims the land.
However, instead of obstructing, we embrace the idea of nature overtaking. We see opportunity in allowing water to fill the campus, creating island and canals.
Instead of the uncontrolled flood, we propose an adaptive plan to make use of present and upcoming water. Creating the gradient between water and land, we create opportunities to enlarge biodiversity.
The dream is that, when the water, which is always present, is shown permanently, the buildings will be the addition to this 'lake like campus'. The experience would be a symbiotic relationship between flora & fauna on campus, where canals replace the hardened streets by excavating and using this to create gradients in order to create the opportunity to enlarge the biodiversity within TU Delft campus.
Liaw Su Xin
David Aldana Trujillo