CHW Sankofa Porous Pavers Project

12/9/2019
251 E WARREN
NeighborhoodCultural Center
Practice Type
Bioretention
Project DescriptionRather than replacing spalling concrete with more concrete, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History added permeable pavers. We worked with the manufacturer to special order two toned pavers to include the design of a Sankofa symbol, which means ‘go back and get it’ and is derived from the Twi language of Ghana. The word and meaning can best be explained as looking back at the past in order to understand the present and move on to a better future.
Reason for ProjectDrainage Credit

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePublic
DesignerEnvironmental Consulting and Technology, Inc.
Installer Michigan Hardscape
Maintainer Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Project Owner TypeNon-Profit
Practice Width30.00 ft
Practice Length30.00 ft
Practice Area707 sq ft
Acres Managed0.02 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually0.02 million gallons
UnderdrainYes
Invert of Pipe (in below)20.00
 CHW Sankofa Porous Pavers Project