Black Forest Inn
This project was designed to convey stormwater runoff causing flooding problems. The existing downspout outfalls into a sculptural rain gutter conveyance system suspended over an existing doorway, dropping down into a stormwater planter. The suspended conveyance system was designed and fabricated by Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center and installed by Earth Wizards. The plants benefit from the water that enters the planter. Water not used by plants continues to a catch basin sump which separates sediment from the water before the water enters an underground dry well infiltration chamber.