Laarbeek Gateway Project

Aarle-Rixtel – 2014

On a site on the edge of the village of Aarle-Rixtel, next to a shipping canal, a project developer built the Poort van Laarbeek development. This building initiative made culverting a main watercourse necessary. This change to the drainage system meant that under Dutch rules on water management, an increase in surface water storage capacity further upstream. Thus, rainwater peaks can be managed and flash flooding is avoided. P15 was commissioned by the developer to design a water storage facility that could be integrated on a municipal site with existing trees. The plan for a storage basin was developed in close cooperation with the municipal authority and the regional waterboard.