The 'Pop-up' Structure Withstands Flooding by Floating Above it

 - Jan 24, 2018
References: tredjenatur.dk & homecrux
Flooding is increasing in many metropolitan areas around the world, which has prompted the development of the conceptual 'Pop-up' parking structure to prevent buildings from becoming waterlogged. Following the Archimedes law of floatation, the building is able to float above a reservoir of water that captures rain water as it falls. This prevents urban flooding, sustains plant life that is present in the interior section and protects vehicles form being waterlogged when the amount of precipitation in an area increases.

The 'Pop-up' parking structure is the design work of the design firm Third Nature and identifies what can be done to make urban buildings more resistant to natural disasters as the prevalence of extreme weather continues to increase on a global scale.