Project / 2nd Quarter 2024

GREEN@WAN CHAI: A Recycling Centre Out of the Ordinary

by Ian Tan, PhD

Recycling has become a transactional task. We would bring used glass bottles, cans and waste paper to the recycling depot, and sort them into the various coloured bins denoting the items each one accepts. It is precisely how convenient recycling has become that recycling centres have become mundane infrastructure—they are seen as uninspiring and no longer demonstrating the important role they play to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution.

The shape symbolises the circular system for reducing waste. Images and photos courtesy of ArchSD < > Axonometric study diagrams by BREADstudio < > < >

To address such concerns, the Environment Protection Department (EPD) rebranded its recycling centres under the catchy moniker ...

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