Two firms shortlisted for the design of the World’s largest waste-to-energy plant

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Two firms shortlisted for the design of the World’s largest waste-to-energy plant

Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan Architects shortlisted to design World’s largest waste-to-energy plant in Shenzhen, China

Located on the outskirts of Shenzhen, the Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant will incinerate 5,000 tonnes of waste per day, generating 550 million kWh every year. With a population of 20 million Shenzhen produces 15,000 tonnes of waste a day, a number that is increasing approximately 7% per year.

The 267,000m2 site sits within a beautiful landscape that will become part of the Shenzhen urban area. Shenzhen Municipality and the client, the Shenzhen Energy Group, demands a strong architectural vision for the project that will give the city and the local residents an inviting public complex while also providing a platform for public education.

As one of Denmark’s most recognised architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen have been active in Asia for almost a decade. The studio has built a reputation for bringing a strong Scandinavian design approach to large complex public projects in China.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects have received international acclaim for their ability to merge their deep technical knowledge with a strong architectural design. They have become an expert in designing technical facilities, especially in an urban context, and recently won the commission for the new BIO4 power plant in Copenhagen.

Combining our shared experiences from both Denmark and Asia, Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan will offer Shenzhen Energy Group a design that takes the best of what we know from people-oriented public design and develop it to meet Shenzhen’s growing urbanization challenges. We are looking forward to creating something truly ground-breaking.