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Gravelpave2 porous pavement allows you to park, drive, walk, or ride on a beautiful decorative gravel surface.
Gravelpave2 is a structure to provide heavy load bearing support and true containment of gravel to create a porous surface with unlimited traffic volume and/or duration time for parking. The system can be used for storage and filtration of rainwater. For example, a cross-section with an 12" deep base course (at 20% void space) and the one inch of Gravelpave2 (at 35%) would store 2.75" of rain. Although bacteria concentrations are lower than with Grasspave2, polluted runoff and vehicle drippings are consumed prior to reaching the water table.


Project: Sky Lounge at Florida Int’l Univ., Miami, Florida

Hanging vegetation thrives with natural light coming from the top of the atrium. The base course below the Gravelpave2 and glass is porous and is allowed to drain to the subsoils

Applications: Glass cullet filled Flooring
Install Size: 100 sq meters (1,000 sqft)
Designer: Roberto Rovira

A closeup shows the top of the rings of Gravelpave2.
Gravelpave2 filled with blue glass cullet, lines the floor of the student lounge.
The blue glass pops and sparkles below the green of the atrium.
The circular containment rings of Gravelpave2 match the circular elements of the benches and hanging planters.


Photography: © Roberto Rovira,,and © Manuel Perez-Trujillo

Summary from Roberto Rovira:

“The Deuxième Maison (DM) courtyard redesign transforms one of Florida International University’s earlier buildings and takes advantage of the courtyard’s dramatic height, while being mindful of the constraints of maintenance and existing infrastructure underground. It creates a protected and flexible space that can serve for quiet study, conversation, contemplation, gathering, and occasional presentations. The minimum maintenance design solution provides users and passersby a destination unlike any other on campus. Over 3,000 air plants hang from light stainless steel braided shapes overhead and large circular benches, custom-designed for this project, provide a place to sit back, relax and take in the sky above, the blue glass underfoot, and the vines that will eventually cover the surrounding walls.”




Benefits of Gravelpave2:

Pervious Load Bearing Surface
Stormwater Pollution Filtration and Treatment
Heat Energy Reflection Reduction, “Cool” Surface
Tree Growth within Parking Areas
5,721 psi Compressive Strength
Large Rolls for Easy Installation

Applications of Gravelpave2:

All Parking Aisles and Bays
Handicap Parking Spaces
Automobile and Truck Storage Yards
All Service and Access Drives
Loading Dock Areas
Trails for Multiple Uses
Boat Ramps
Outdoor Bulk Storage Areas
Infiltration Basins
High-Use Pedestrian Areas

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