Plaszowski Institute of Sustainable Recovery – (University of Westminster) M.Arch 2012

The project propose to integrate an electronic waste recycling process, an algae
based biofuel production facility and a biofuel R&D institute into one,
but developing a strategy to allow the general public to interact with the
centre in a safe manor will be a major obstacle that must be overcome. Furthermore,
what would appear to be separate programmes have to merge into
one which would allow collaborative piece of architecture. In addition, the
complexity of the technical applications required for the towers to be constructed
of a lightweight modular system that can be expanded to accommodate
future development and expansion if needed. All of this challenges
doesn’t dissolve the standard challenges associated with industrial projects.

View from Catwalk

Other challenges such as the acoustic and lighting strategy applied to the
spaces inhabited within the structure must be addressed as natural sunlight
must be permitted through to the interior as it is a basic requirement for
the growth of the algae cultures. The site and its adjacent Staw Plaszowski
lake possess the largest challenges for the project, as the site will become a
local public park. The lake with its high levels of pollution, will be used
within the project to provide a local resource in the growth cycle of the algae.

View from Highway

Conceptual Form ModelTransport Approach

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