Two Danish architecture firms, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects, have won a competition to design the world’s largest waste-to-energy power plant. The Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant is supposed to begin operation by 2020 in Shenzhen, China.
The plant is expected to burn 5,000 tons of garbage per day. This is about a third of the waste generated each year by Shenzhen’s 20 million inhabitants.
The plant is designed as a large circular building. Two thirds of its 66,000 m² roof will be covered with photovoltaic panels to generate the plant’s own sustainable energy supply. The building will be surrounded by a landscaped park and will offer a series of visitor facilities, including a looping walkway to the rooftop.
- World’s largest waste-to-energy plant proposed for Shenzhen,
Dezeen 4 Febrary 2016.