Winning designs have been chosen for an energy from waste plant claiming to be the largest in the world.
The team made up of Danish firms Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects won an international competition to design the scheme on the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen in China.
The Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant, being built for client Shenzhen Energy Environmental Engineering, will incinerate 5,000t of waste per day.
The plant will use advanced technology in waste incineration and power generation, and act as a source of education for the citizens of Shenzhen.
An internal circular path and walkway will 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.
The roof is designed to be covered by up to 44,000m2 of photovoltaic panels, providing the opportunity for the plant to not only provide a cleaner way to deal with the city’s waste but also contribute to its renewable energy provision.