On Shenzhen's mountainous outskirts will be the world's largest waste-to-energy plant, as designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects.
The facility will be housed within an enormous green-roofed, solar-powered circular structure--approximately two-thirds of the 66,000-square meter roof will be covered in solar panels. The remaining third will be used as a green roof, water collection, recycling system, and skylights.
"the plant is intended to showcase the Waste-to-Energy production as an important technical process that is geared with he issues of growing waste, as well as the issues of finding more environmentally-friendly ways of generating electricity", write the architects.
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