Bocage Urbain

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November 2019
Headquarters 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Bocage Urbain - A modular landscaping, aesthetic and functional solution for managing rainwater and biodiversity in an urban environment.

Bocage Urbain is an ecosystemic, efficient and economic solution creating synergy between water, plants and human within the city.

Whereas rainwater is usually seen as waste, this urban grove proposes an innovative management of rainwater by plants ; complementary to the existing solutions in the urban landscape: green roofs, valley gutters, retention basins, wells... The Bocage Urbain storage structure takes the form of prefabricated cubes combining a rainwater retention basin and a tank of plants specifically designed to maximize evapotranspiration. Its structures are installed : on the linear tracks, buried in the ground, to collect runoff water or at the foot of a building connected to the gutters to collect roof water. As the grove storage facilities are modular, they connect with each other in order to build a planted hydraulic network element replacing or supplementing mains drainage of cities. Also, urban grove answers to 5 fundamental issues of the city, it: reduces probability of floodings during heavy rains ; fights against urban heat islands ; helps vegetalization of the public space without the watering constraint ; improves urban air quality ; enhance biodiversity development in the city through the creation of green frames. Bocage Urbain also avoids water treatment systems (and maintenance) in urban projects and let the nature manage constraints.

Key features

  • Collect and treat about 60 to 72 liters of rainwater naturally every month
  • Revalue 100% of building's rainwater


  • Drastically reduce garden management fees with rainwater revalue lowering maintenance costs by 40%
  • Reduce investment by 10% and maintenance costs by 50%

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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