Students | Maria Ugarte, Sirinya Wutthilaohaphan Faculty | Alex Barker, Corey Wowk, Paul Laroque, Oliver Meade School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
The Waste Fortress carries the concept of the Anthropocene into its skin, program and design. The exterior ridged skin acts as a habitat for the wildlife plants, while the distribution of the interior program shows a co-existing function between human, waste and machine. Nice cylindrical concrete walls conceal and connect the waste-to-energy processes, and the space between these walls accommodates the waterpark. The waterpark utilizes the heat from the incinerators to provide heating for the pool as it reuses the incinerator’s excess energy.