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Podium Decks

With more and more underground structures, such as car parking garages, the amount of podium decks is growing fast in cities such as Amsterdam, London and Dubai. These podium decks are often designed as outdoor accessible space, increasing usable space and property value, and feature a combination of hard and landscaped areas. In stead of just looking nice and relying on drinking water for plant irrigation, these podium decks can support a much wider rage of valuable functions such as:

  • Protection of the roof structure underneath;
  • Simplification of the roof construction and reducing the amount of underslung pipework and roof incisions;
  • Capacity of draining rainwater properly;
  • Retaining rainwater as much as possible, reducing sewer loads and;
  • Being a source of irrigation water for plant growth, thus playing an active part in cooling the urban environment and water conservation.

In future cities podium decks are no longer just there to be ‘nice’ but become an integral part of the building’s water management system.

In fact, the Permavoid system turns the outdoor space design options 180 degrees: with the Permavoid system in place to manage water it does not matter any more what you want to do or grow on top of it, being turf, hardscapes, trafficked or planted areas. Permavoid keeps all options permanently open, even if you would want to change the design 10 year later!

The many benefits

With more and more underground structures, such as car parking garages, the amount of podium decks is growing fast in cities such as Amsterdam, London and Dubai. These podium decks are often designed as outdoor accessible space, increasing usable space and property value, and feature a combination of hard and landscaped areas.

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