Situated in the Valdemingómez area of Madrid, the recycling plant for urban waste is part of a larger plan to improve both the social and environmental aspects of the Southeast Region. The plant is only part of a group of projects to create a system for waste treatment and recycling, while also transforming the area to achieve the regional plan’s goals.
The project unifies the typically separate components (including selection, processing and treatment facilities, offices, workshops and storage space) under a single, sloping, green roof. Aside from the roof, the other major exterior feature is the polycarbonate panels, appropriately recycled.
A unique aspect of the recycling plant is the incorporation of a museum and a route for visitors to watch the recycling process. In addition to the actual working conditions of the plant, it also tries to educate the public by putting itself on display.
project: Abalos & Herreros
location: Valdemingómez area, Madrid (ES)
area: 30.000 m2