Danish sustainable city addresses storm water management

Denmark’s newest sustainable city Vinge plans a man-made delta to protect the city against seasonal flooding.

Located in the Copenhagen region, Vinge is Denmark’s newest sustainable city. The first city district to be built is aptly named the Delta District as a man-made delta will be created to protect the city against seasonal flooding. Storm water management is a key challenge in the area. 

Rainwater will be directed to a large wetland area in the centre of the city district, making it a prominent feature of the local landscape. The plan is to create a unique residential community closely tied to nature. 

To further the goals of sustainability, all houses will be heated by geothermal energy in addition to using other passive and low-energy features.

The building project will commence in spring 2015, with the first residents of the Delta neighborhood expected to arrive in early 2016.

Read more about Vinge sustainable city here.