Journal article

Developing associative models to guide typological strategies for better integrating Waste to Energy plants in an urban context

Leire Asensio-Villoria, Hanif Kara, Elisabet Höglund

Ri-vista : Ricerche per la Progettazione del Paesaggio | Firenze University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

Despite many advantages may be offered including architectural expertise in the design and delivery of industrial buildings and power plants, in recent times it has generally been excluded from this process, probably because of the lack of clearly defined roles for architecture to play in the formulation of these, typically complex and technical, buildings. As population densities increase, growing numbers of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants may be needed to cope with mounting volumes of waste, particularly in urban areas. The two-year investigation on WtE by the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design: “Architecture and Waste: A(Re)Planned Obsolescence” (2017), offers guidelines and tool..

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