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Case study of the use of vegetated reinforced soil steep slopes and vertical reinforced soil thrust relief walls to protect and hide large capacity underground crude oil storage facility. Located in an environmentally sensitive forested area in the Czech Republic the construction of a storage facility for 140,000m3 of crude oil was always going to pose logistical and environmental concerns.This paper discusses the innovative use of vertical reinforced soil thrust relief walls to surround the tanks, reduce the construction cost and protect the service infrastructure from damage combined with a steep vegetated slope cover that helped disguise the site’s industrial nature blending it into the forest landscape.Awarded a national award as Building of the Year 2012 the use of geosynthetics helped overcome many of the site’s potential problems, reduced construction costs, increased speed and provided a pleasing environmentally friendly appearance.