Sophie Ryder

Stage 4, MArch

The Leggero Assembly

London has recognised the need to improve water retention across the city to reduce the effects of climate change aiming to capture, use and delay rainwater. The Leggero Assembly captures rainwater and uses it architecturally in this dark narrow site as reflection ponds to maximise the much-needed natural light infiltrating the site. Not only does it manage the rainwater falling directly onto the chosen site, but it also draws in water from the adjacent sites to retrofit and provide sustainable drainage for the listed buildings.