[taken from here]

VersiCell® drainage cell is a lightweight interlocking plastic structural module used for sub-surface drainage or to form tanks for underground water percolation and stormwater management systems. I've heard about this VersiCell a few times, but only after one of my students proposed the use of this VersiCell in his project, I decided I should dig more. My good friend & also ex-classmate, Azmi suggested me a group in Facebook about vertical landscapes. Owh how I love the internet :)

OK, back to VersiCell.

Typical areas of applications include:
  • Landscape decks & planter boxes
  • Plaza decks [photo below], balconies & poolsides

  • Sports fields & golf courses
  • Concealed drains
  • Retaining/basement walls
  • Storm drains [photo below]

  • Capillary irrigation
  • Pond filtration
  • Percolation tanks
  • Landfills

The advantages of using VersiCell in your design are:

  • Design Flexibility (modules may be interlocked)
  • Easy Installation (allow rapid installation and minimise on-site disruption)
  • Lightweight and High Strength
  • Durable (resistant to biological attack and to a wide range of soil-borne chemicals)
  • Efficient (efficient water capture and chdisarge rates, enables a greater soil depth to be utilised in planter beds)
  • Environmentally Friendly (manufactured from high strength recycled plastics)

Other than the benefits mentioned above, it can also be utilized in design. As for example, it has been used as a facade design for a McDonalds restaurant at Kelapa Gading. Credit to the VGM Vertical Landscape for allowing me to share a few photos of the project. They also have a group in facebook. Do search for them :)

Do try to explore the capability of all things that has been provided for us. We might stumble upon fantastic and new ideas :)

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