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Montessori School Málaga

Education for freedom

A “Sponge city” proposal

The last decades have witnessed the “paving” of large extensions of territory. This results in enormous environmental problems not to mention urban and social ones. Every day we become more used to big storms that produce massive scale flooding because huge areas do not drain water as they should. Instead, large streams of rain water are driven into the piping system that is frequently way saturated.
Our proposal, framed in the field of the Smart City, works with the concept of “Sponge city”. This is based on the idea that plots and buildings help mitigate these effects of global warming becoming “absorbents” of heavy rainfall thus buffering the different uses of water.
Here is how we use this concept: