The theme of waste-disposal is approached from the point of view of the collected raw materials and the campaign for separating household refuse. The lay-out, determined by the transport movements, is conceived of as a mechanical machine. A plateau separates the delivery ‘up’ from the removal ‘down’, while the shape of the hall represents the transfer movements taking place.
The terrain is fenced off by a half transparent fence which is the same height as the plateau. The activities ‘down’ recede into the background and the public ‘above’ has a free view on the river. The entrance to Delft, via the road along the river, is marked by an overhanging conveyor belt while the entrance function of the site is enhanced by a cycle-track designed as a ‘bridge’.
Waste Disposal Installation
UNStudio Ben van Berkel with Freek Loos, Ger Gijzen and Hans Kuypers