Incineration Center of Domestic Waste Comprehensive Treatment Plant at Chaoyang District / Atelier Li Xinggang

Factory south elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Factory south elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang
  • Architects: Atelier Li Xinggang
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Lead Architects: Xinggang Li, Yinxuan Zhang, Xu Liang
  • Area: 36000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Guangyuan Zhang
  • Architecture: Yingmei Zhang, Liangdong Liu
  • Structure: Kun Chen, Zhequan Yu, Xi Chen, Nengshan Liang, Xiaoping Xu, Fan Yang
  • Engineering: Xiaoqiang Yan, Shun Zhang, Bingying Pang, Xunan Zhang, Yan Xiong, Xiao Sun, Debin Lv, Meihong Song, Lihong Deng
  • Technics: Guang Hong, Jiangtao Hao, Zhengyi Yin, Lianmiao Zhao, Shen Gong, Hui Ji, Xiaoming Hao, Junwei Guo, Zhao Zhang, Yongfeng Bai
Looking at the building from the southeast side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Looking at the building from the southeast side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Text description provided by the architects. The incineration center of Domestic Waste Comprehensive Treatment Plant in Chaoyang District, Beijing was first designed in April 2011, and it was completed and put into use in October 2016. Located in Gao’antun Village, Jinzhan Town, Chaoyang District, Beijing, it is a modern large-scale waste incineration center with international advanced equipment and technology.

Main entrance of the factory. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Main entrance of the factory. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Garbage is an inevitable product of people’s urban life, and the garbage treatment center has also become an important municipal public facility in the city. The main plant of the incineration center is the building bulk and core building with the largest volume and height in the plant area.

Looking at the factory from the southwest side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Looking at the factory from the southwest side of the base. Image © Guangyuan Zhang
East elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang East elevation. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Through the integrated design of the internal process and the external enclosure system, the building volume meets the requirements of the equipment process for space, thus making the building express the process flow and spatial characteristics of garbage transportation, storage, incineration, purification, and power generation as a whole.

Part of the south elevation of the office building. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Part of the south elevation of the office building. Image © Guangyuan Zhang
Looking out from the east side of the building to the chimney. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Looking out from the east side of the building to the chimney. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Besides, under the premise of ensuring the process requirements and usage function, it emphasizes the integrity of the building volume and the strength and scale of the industrial building. The façade building materials that reflect the characteristics of industrial buildings are used to create a simple, simple, efficient, unobtrusive appearance that reveals the building’s unique architectural image.

Factory freight corridor. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Factory freight corridor. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

Based on the basic form of “square”, the volume of the building is refined at the corners of the building, the main entrance and exit, and the roof. The incineration center also has social service functions for display and education. A vivid, safe, clean and comprehensive educational exhibition corridor and a garbage disposal visit corridor are set up in the interior space of the factory.

Purification workshop interior. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Purification workshop interior. Image © Guangyuan Zhang

The visit and display areas are separated from the internal production area with interfering with each other. Besides, emphasis is placed on the façade of office, visit, display and educational spaces.

Freight corridor. Image © Guangyuan Zhang Freight corridor. Image © Guangyuan Zhang