Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Arash Soleimani, PhD.
This is a proposal for a waste management facility to be built in the busy city of Beirut to educate the public and prevent further damage to the environment.
This facility collects, transports, processes, recycles, and monitors waste materials from both businesses and private residences. There is a sorting and processing wing to separate waste into different categories.
Proper incineration of certain types of waste will generate green energy and the gases emitted from the decomposition of trash in landfills can be used as a renewable energy source. Through the use of extremely high temperatures, trash is converted into clean, renewable energy which is used to light homes and heat buildings. Emissions from the waste are thoroughly cleaned using a type of air-quality-control system to ensure no harmful pollutants enter the atmosphere.
Waste that cannot be burned safely is sent to a landfill which is specifically engineered for safe, environmentally sound, long-term disposal. This trash is compacted and careful measures are taken to ensure the protection of surrounding land, air, and water supply.
This proposal introduces a new typology to the country and educates the public on their harmful ways of living while addressing the waste crisis by providing a reliable, clean solution to the electricity shortage.
Osta, Joelle, "Beirut's Burden" (2022). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 196.