School of Architecture, Graduate

Students: Zhixian Song, Jiaming Zhang
Alexandra Barker

A 600ft vertical Waste to Energy Center is integrated with additional programs in a dense urban city. Waste is usually seen as imperfect and unwanted particles, this Waste to Energy Center celebrates the verticality of the chimney and the exposed machines. The project activates infrastructure with programs that give back to the local community.

Our challenge is to reshape the traditional machine layout, allow the vertical spaces intertwined with diving pools and mental health center. The lateral ground level is integrated with packed retail, recreational and leisure spaces.

Link to student documentation(1, 2, 3, 4)