Energy Ring, Shenzhen, China
From the outset, the goal of Schmidt Hammer Lassen (working with Gottlieb Paludan) was to design a waste to energy plant that is simple, clean, iconic and a deserved indicator of the forward thinking developments that are being made within the waste-to-energy sector in China, and how this can be portrayed not only to the surrounding residents of Shenzhen but to the world.
By designing a clean circular form, the footprint of the plant is controlled and reduces the amount of excavation required to build on the site. When complete the waste-to-energy plant will be the largest of its kind in the world.
The plant will incinerate 5,000 tons of waste per day, generating 550 million kWh every year.