Guest Editors: Anna Artuso, Elena Cossu (Arcoplan Associates)
Pages: 150 (colour printing)
Why are waste management facilities so unattractive?
Waste Architecture is a branch of the design field relating to the Architecture and Land Planning of waste management and disposal facilities based on projects ranging from a vast (landfills, incinerators, treatment plants) to a municipal and peri-municipal scale (waste collection systems, recovery and recycling plants, etc …).
In 2015, Studio Arcoplan devised the Waste Architecture Platform, a showcase for initiatives that has brought together environmental experts, architects, designers, urban and land planners to encourage networking on an international level on the topics of mutual interest in seminars, design workshops, publications, etc. Since then, Arcoplan has been consistently involved in the organisation of oral sessions at the prestigious Sardinia – International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, a reference event over the last 30 years for the scientific community that rotates around waste, thus rendering Waste Architecture one of the main topics of the Symposium.
This special issue represents one of the outputs of the Waste Architecture Platform, providing a selection of papers presented during the third edition of the International Workshop on Waste Architecture / Landscape and urban areas, held in October 2019, listing in the final columns the results of the design workshop focused on the redevelopment of landfill scheduled on the second day of the event. The issue moreover includes a series of external contributions from designers working in the specific field on both an academic and professional level.