18th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
AND SUSTAINABLE LANDFILLING / 11-15 OCTOBER 2021

Waste Architecture

The purpose of the oral sessions dedicated to Waste Architecture is to stimulate a debate on architecture for the environment and, more specifically, the architecture of major works related to Waste Management.
These thematic sessions will provide the setting for in-depth discussion on this specific topic, aimed not only at environmental professionals, but also experts in architecture and landscape design, and will represent an opportunity to come into contact with the world-leading experts in the field.

The following topics, among others, will be extensively discussed:

  • Functional requalification of old and new landfill sites
  • Landfill mining for land reuse and remediation of degraded land
  • Integration of pneumatic waste collection system in the urban space
  • Design of facilities for separate collection systems
  • Locations for waste disposal and relationships with the city
  • Transfer stations
  • Waste Architecture and circular economy (Reuse Centres, etc.)
  • Architecture of buildings for waste treatment
  • Others


Researchers and professionals in the field are invited to contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract focussing on one or more of the topics of interest. Offers of workshop proposals are also welcome.

WA sessions at Sardinia 2021 will be coordinated by Studio Arcoplan.