Waste To Energy

Urban public environment, which provides transportation and activity spaces for cities, has intense connection with infrastructures. They support the consumption of food, water, electricity, however, produce drastic volume of solid waste at the same time.

Waste-to-energy is a process during which the clean energy is generated through burning waste. This whole system is made up of various facilities and infrastructures of different scales. it not only ameliorates the waste reuse efficiency, but also reduce the trash-related pollution.

However, the system still has some existing problems. For example, the factories are all far away from the city , which leads to huge amount of traffic cost and inefficiency of the whole system. In addition, the heat energy generated from the combustion process are still not sufficientyly transformed.

This project aims to design a new infrastructure building in the site of Roosevelt Island, which contains a waste-to-energy system that can deal with the trash generated everyday by the entire Manhattan. Meanwhile, we propose a creative way to transform the once terrifying trash factory into amusement and education park and take more creative advantages of the combustion heats.


Architecture Design


Roosevelt Island, NYC, USA


Tei Carpenter / Jesse LeCavalier


Shawn Sun / Maitai / Suyeon / Xiaotong Wang