Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant
Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant

Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Power Plant, Shenzhen, China

Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Forward Thinking

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.

SHL LOGO
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The world’s largest waste to energy power plant, combined with education, exhibition and research facilities.
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Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant - rendering
What makes it cool
The project is the largest of its kind in the world.
The world’s largest waste to energy power plant, combined with education, exhibition and research facilities - rendering
The world’s largest waste to energy power plant, combined with education, exhibition and research facilities - model
Lead by example
With a population of 20 million Shenzhen produces 15,000 tonnes of waste a day, a number that is increasing 7% per year. To counteract this the plant not only processes waste but acts as a source of education for the citizens of the city. The goal of the plant is to handle waste but also educate citizens, government leaders and businesses to reduce waste. To take this further the roof of the plant will include over 45,000 square meters of photovoltaic panels providing solar energy direct to the grid.
Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant - model
Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant - site

Project Team

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People
Chris Hardie
Rong Lu - headshot
People
Rong Lu