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Slovenia Metal Recycling Plant Proves Industrial Sites Need Not All Be Trashy

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 16, 2011 @ 12:26 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

Metal Recycling Plant, concrete, metal, slovenia, recycling facility, Dekleva Gregoric Arkitekti

When designing the facility, Deklava Gregoric decided to utilize long-lasting recyclable [5]materials like concrete and metal. Concrete is used to form the perimeter wall around the sorting plateau as well as the service building. Careful placing of the sorting plateau minimized earthwork as well as the concrete necessary to build the perimeter wall.

The control office is built out of steel and covered in a metal screen. Elevated above the sorting area, the control office is perched to monitor and supervise the weighing of the incoming waste [6] and out-coming metals. Both the metal control office and the concrete service building are exactly the same volume, but starkly contrast each other in terms of material. This ‘poetic’ contrast speaks about the context of material separation process of the metal recycling plant. Then, if the facility was no longer needed, it could easily be dismantled and recycled itself.

+ Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti [2]

Via Dezeen [7]

Images ©Miran Kambič and Matevz Paternoster

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[1] recycling facilities: http://inhabitat.com/nyc-breaks-ground-on-80-million-recycling-center-in-brooklyn/

[2] Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti: http://www.dekleva-gregoric.com/

[3] concrete: http://inhabitat.com/tag/concrete

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/slovenia-metal-recycling-plant-proves-industrial-sites-need-not-all-be-trashy/dekleva-gregoric-metal-recycling-plant-5/?extend=1

[5] recyclable: http://inhabitat.com/category/recycled-materials

[6] incoming waste: http://inhabitat.com/construction-company-keeps-60000-tons-of-waste-out-of-landfill/

[7] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/02/02/metal-recycling-plant-by-dekleva-gregoric-arhitekti/

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