Garbage Siege, Garbage Landscaping

In 2010, BBC, CNN and CCTV broadcasted Jiuliang Wang’s photography and documentary called” Garbage Siege” shock the world. People realize that Beijing, one of the world’s booming cities, was surrounded by a huge garbage ring of its fringe. People also realized that haze, water pollution and cancer were more or less caused by this horrible urban phenomenon. Fortunately, the documentary directly led the Beijing government spend 10 billion RMB per year to solve the problem of garbage Siege. At nowadays 2013, people have to admit Beijing’s strategy is effective. Because of the large amount of investment, lots of waste Businesses emerged these years who constantly classifying and burying the waste underground. The corresponding problem arises: Countless landfills almost exceed the capacity the city can take. In the next round of urban sprawl, most of the new city would be built on top of these polluted landfills. However, Beijing, even China are insufficient of experience dealing with waste -field. At this extend, this fellowship will propose a sustainable mode dealing with the landfill park. What this proposal attempts to investigate, it’s about urban waste: what could be done to this new man-made landscape on top of the landfills.
Urban populations and their waste generation are increasing worldwide; the majority of the waste is disposed on landfills. Over 80 percent of waste generated in China is buried in a variety of ways. In Beijing, per capita waste production is much higher, almost as high as that of developed countries. The total amount of existing solid waste is currently more than 6 billion tons, occupying over 50,000 hectare Landfills. Things getting even worse, most Landfills in China are located on the fringe of the city. In the coming urban sprawl, most of the cities would be built on top of the landfills. Beijing, is the most Extreme example of such a phenomenon.

Location

Beijing, China

Size

69 ha

Partner/Consultant

SWAGROUP, Jiuliang Wang

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