design thinking initiatives for a better urban life
An investigation has been launched into the use of aeroponics on a trellising system. The system needs to incorporate the filtered water that runs through the site into the cistern in the basement or ground floor of the parking structure. The size of the filter is being worked to find the most efficient yet smallest scale possible. If the filter is able to be incorporated into the structure to educate the public, more awareness would be made of the cleaning of the stormwater that the ramp is providing. This would also bring awareness to the topic in general, hopefully inducing more stormwater management across the board. The weight of the structure will be swapped for the installation of the water management system. Guard rails made of concrete are able to be removed and replaced with a structure that will house the vegetation system. This system will also provide the amount of safety the city of Portland requires by code.