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THE ARCHITECTURE OF WASTE
Creating new avenues for public engagement with trash
in Cairns

Mobilizing the architecture and redefining the relationship between the waste plant and the city by expanding the existing recreational activities in the surrounding area into a new breed of a waste-to-energy plant. The facility consists of waste management space and some public amenities for educational and social purposes.

In order, to eliminate landfill strategies, the infrastructure is proposed for the existing landfill in Cairns. Moreover, the infrastructure will attract tourism and generate new jobs. A hybrid architecture model, incorporating recreational spaces and waste management systems. The right design can help remedy waste problems, and better yet, can create new opportunities. In limited but increasing instances, to design and build a link between waste management and architecture, by transforming the persistent unhealthy prerogatives which surround these facilities and creating community beacons-novel landmarks of local pride.

SOFTWARES USED:
RHINO, LUMION, PHOTOSHOP

SCENARIO

Each year in Australia around 48 million tonnes of solid waste is generated. Landfill facilities, which are not a sustainable management system are more in number than resource recovery facilities. Toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases are the 3 major problems related to landfill facilities. The waste management industry is central to the chain of activities triggered when waste is produced by households, businesses and government agencies. The discarded material goes through a number of processes along its journey to the final destinations being disposed to landfill, recovered for recycling or converted into energy.

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GROUND LEVEL

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1) GREEN TERRACE

2) WETLANDS TRAILS

3) WASTE INSTALLATION WALK

4) NATURE LOOKOUT POINTS

1) ENTRY FOYER

2) VISITOR CENTER

3) WAITING AREA

4) VIEWING AREA

5) WORKSHOP AREA

6) RECYCLED WASTE MARKET

1) WASTE SEGREGATION ZONE

2) WASTE RECYCLE ZONE

3) WASTE FOR ENERGY STORAGE AREA

4) WASTE ENERGY PLANT & CHAMBER

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