Retention pond combines art and function at North Carolina museum

10/7/2010 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The North Carolina Museum of Art built its pond not only to capture stormwater runoff but also to echo the facility's aesthetic design. The pond's functionality is seen in the retention basin where porous soils and wetland plants initially separate pollutants from the runoff. What makes it an attraction is the mixture of trees and natural grasses combined with earth-toned drains that mimic waves and showcase water flow.

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