‘Waste Architecture Platform’ is a complex project
conceived as container of initiatives devoted to
environmental architecture in connection with
interventions concerning the collection, disposal
and management of waste


The Workshop lasted 2 days. The first day was devoted to the presentation of oral contributions organised in thematic sessions, followed by opportunities for discussion and debate. Each session was chaired and moderated by an expert in the field.
On the second day a practical landscape design lab session was coordinated by Giovanni Maciocco, Professor Emeritus of the University of Sassari (IT), with the collaboration of Israel Alba, Professor at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Campus de Madrid (ES). The laboratory was preceded by an introductory lecture on the topic. This session gived participants the opportunity to apply theoretical notions and share their views with colleagues and experts within their working groups.

The Workshop Programme is available for download.

6th OCTOBER 2015 / 09:00-19:40

09:00 – 09:20 Welcome Addresses

Opening Lectures / 09:20 – 10:40
Giovanni Maciocco / Department of Architecture, Design and Planning / University of Sassari (IT)
Lecture on urban development planning
Israel Alba / Israel Alba Estudio (ES)
A recovered landfill in the construction of a metropolis: Valdemingómez Forest Park, over time

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee Break

Waste Architecture perspectives / 11:10 – 11:40
Emilio Ambasz (video message)
Masterplan for the Portisco area on the Emerald Coast
Anna Artuso / Elena Cossu (IT)
Requalification of the Portisco area. Waste, energy and water management for a new eco-sustainable tourist village

Projects / 11:40 – 13:00
Andrea Bortolotti / Marco Ranzato (IT)
Wasteland rehabilitation in rural landscape: a project in the Verona plain
Kevin Ryan / David Bosonnet (IE)
Tramore Valley Park – vision to delivery: the rehabilitation of an old landfill site
Anna Artuso / Elena Cossu (IT)
Phytoremediation of leachate, in situ aeration and energy crops. An innovative project for the requalification of an old landfill site in Northern Italy
Wei Song / Yingjun Zhou / Hongyu Su (CN)
The application of Chinese traditional culture in landscape design of landfill closure

13:00 – 15:30 Lunch Break

Case studies / 15:30 – 17:10
Jeff Bishop (UK)
Working with Communities: Faster, Cheaper, Better!
Piero Simone / Monica Vercesi / Lorenzo Nettuno / Claudia Zaninelli (IT)
Community planning activities for Rehabilitation projects in Italy. The positive case of the children participatory design on the area
of Vergomasco landfill in Odolo, Brescia
Xinyue Wang / Jingting Guo / Dongbei Yue (CN)
Rehabilitation of dumping sites via excavation: a case study in Beijing
Mehmet Ç. Akkuş / Çağrı Ün / Kadir Aydin / Hasan Serin / Mustafa Özcanli (TR)
Rehabilitation studies of an old landfill area in Adana, Turkey
Paul Lightbody / Herbert Kers (AU)
Redevelopment of 3ha MSW landfill into inner urban sports and community facilities

17:10 – 17:40 Coffee Break

Strategies & approaches / 17:40 – 19:40
Silvia Dalzero (IT)
Rejected Landscapes – Recycled Landscapes. Waste disposal and recycling sites – perspectives and contemporary approaches
Wingsze (Vincci) Mak (CN)
Tseung Kwan O – A new town that grows with landfills
Katarzyna J. Cwiertka (NL)
‘Dream Island’ and ‘Sea Forest’: the afterlife of Tokyo’s landfills
Clelia De Simone / Vincenzo Cristallo / Sergio Cappucci (IT)
Multifunctional structure made with beached biomasses for requalification of landfills
Matthew Pryor / Yuxiao Chen (CN)
Landfill after use: planning for acceptance
Banu Sizirici Yildiz (AE) / Berrin Tansel (US)
Repurposing closed landfills for renewable energy generation: screening methodology

7th OCTOBER 2015 / 09:00-19:40

Full details about the Laboratory will be soon available.