StreetTREE

Vienna

Status
ongoing

Period
03/2021-02/2024

Funding source
Klima-und Energiefond Austria

Consortium leader
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (IBLB & SIG)

Team G4C
Andreas Berger, Bernhard König

Partners
GEOplast Kunststofftechnik Ges.m.b.H
GRÜNSTATTGRAU – Forschungs- und Innovations GmbH
IMG Innovation Management Group GmbH
Raintime GmbH
WEISSENBÖCK BAUSTOFFWERK GmbH

Story

The project consortium is developing a new tree planting method that can be used independently of conduits in the ground as a sponge city element. Valuable rainwater is efficiently stored and made available for vegetation.

Due to its design, the system can be quickly and easily supplied with watering vehicles during heat waves and dry periods.

Smart irrigation and drainage controls as well as a reporting and monitoring system guarantee optimal operation.

The modular StreetTREE concept consists of the following components:

  • water- and root-proof trough in variable design and size
  • (throttled) connection/overflow to the sewer system
  • innovative structural substrate
  • lightweight plant trough, special plant substrate, self-sufficient irrigation system
  • sensor and control setup
StreetTREE