Paraisopolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil

UPDATE: Urban remediation and civic infrastructure hub design wins Holcim Gold Award.

Terraced Wetland Treatment System

Project Summary:
In collaboration with the 4th International Rotterdam Biennale, the Municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil initiated an upgrade program to provide infrastructure, public services, and housing in the sustainable development of Paraisopolis, one of the largest informal settlements in Sao Paulo. eDesign Dynamics (EDD) currently serves as the hydrology engineering consultant to the multi-disciplinary design practice, Urban Think Tank. In tandem with Urban Think Tank, EDD is in the process of designing terraced subsurface flow wetlands that both filter greywater and stormwater and provide an irrigation source for the proposed stepped grass amphitheater.

Municipality of Sao Paulo
Urban Think Tank

Urban Think Tank: Wetland Treatment SystemIllustration credits: Urban Think Tank

Water Resources Planning & Design, Building Scale: Stormwater Management and Treatment | Water Resources Planning & Design, Landscape: Stormwater Management and Treatment / Wetland Treatment Systems | Sustainable Engineering & Analysis: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling