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World's largest waste-to-energy plant to be built in Shenzhen

by Sophie Cullen on Feb 24, 2016 in Architecture
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have won an international competition to design the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant in Shenzhen, China

Located on the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen, the new Shenzhen East Waste-To-Energy Plant will incinerate around 5,000 tonnes of waste per day, equaling one third of the waste generated by the city’s 20 million inhabitants per year. Set to start construction in 2016, the plant will utilise the most advanced technology in waste incineration and power generation, and at the same time it will act as a source of education for the citizens of Shenzhen.

The design organises the entire plant into one circular building. Breaking with the traditional layout of rectangular industrial facilities, the circular design encompasses auxiliary buildings too. The shape was chosen to minimise the plant’s footprint, reducing the amount of excavation required on the build site.

Shenzhen Waste-to-Energy Plant_SHLGPA_005

Public visitors are invited into the plant through a landscaped park, via an entrance bridge that rises between the stacks to an entrance lobby and visitor centre overlooking the plant machinery. An internal circular path and walkway circle the plant explaining each process, before leading up to a 1.5km panoramic public walkway on the roof overlooking the surrounding landscape and the city of Shenzhen.

The 66,000 sq-m roof is designed to be covered by up to 44,000 sq-m of photovoltaic panels. These panels give the opportunity for the plant to not only provide a cleaner way to deal with the city's waste but also contribute to the renewable energy provision for the city.

 

 

 

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