JurnalPost.com – Recently, ReservoAir collaborated with UNA Architecture just install a water exhibition displaying Pore Block, a water-conserving paving block, as a showing architectural installment at Bintaro Design District 2023.
Bintaro Design District or in short, BDD 2023 is the event of the year that is held annually, specifically concerning Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, and other design or creative fields. This year’s theme is “Envisioning Nature”, meaning all the installations will reflect on sustainability development.
ReservoAir took this chance to bring up the issue of Water Crisis and Water Conservation by introducing one of their most important products, PoreBlock. Collaborating with UNA Architecture, they created an architectural facade in the shape of water-bearing hands, which are constantly being poured with artificial rain, to exhibit the products’ ability to absorb water 100x faster than ordinary paving blocks.
Why is The Pore Blocks Installation Important?
Currently, the use of groundwater in Indonesia is still high despite its increasing scarcity. This is due to the inadequate supply of surface water to meet the demand for water, especially in urban areas such as DKI Jakarta and Bandung. In fact, 80% of the drinking water and household needs still rely on groundwater, and this has been increasing over the years.
Alas, the exploitation of groundwater by industries and businesses in urban areas has not been accompanied by efforts to replenish the water sources, resulting in a continuous decline in groundwater reserves.
Therefore, this installation exhibits our solution to the problem, PoreBlock. PoreBlock is a porous paving block with an infiltration rate of 100 times faster than an ordinary paving block (see the video here). Hence the use of PoreBlock on pedestrians, parking lots, or other land, can be integrated with infiltration wells, or rainwater harvesting installment which allows us to replenish our groundwater source or utilize the rainwater as alternative water sources.
Talk Show on Water Conservation
Later on the first weekend of the event, November 12th, ReservoAir also held a talk show to talk about water conservation, by inviting Ar. Werryson Wijaya, IAI., Kamil Muhammad, and Rizki Lazuardi. The talk show went splendidly, with the drizzling weather adding to the solemnity.
Ar. Werryson Wijaya, IAI., a design associate from UNA Architecture, represents the architectural perspective concerning water conservation. He stated that a bare minimum step in water conservation can actually be credited for green-building specifications.
In this opportunity, the director of pppooolll, Kamil Muhammad, also shares his experience in building the “Upside-down Umbrella ” as a rainwater harvesting system at several locations in Bandung.
Rizki Lazuardi as a curator and co-founder of Indeks, also shares his artistic point of view regarding water, and how it shapes the environment and the community of people living around it. He also brought up the case of flood in Banjarmasin as an example.
Thank you to our sponsor for contributing in spreading awareness about this water issue: Asian Paint, Trisigma, LeGrand Architechture, PT. Tripta Karya Konsultindo, CV Ciesma, Alta Integra, ReservoAir, and PT. Cipta Sukses.
Let’s converse water, let’s protect Earth!
Writer: Dea Wulandari
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