Work completed by Jeffrey Till while Design Director, Global Leader Sustainability at Woods Bagot
What if holistic resource systems drove not only the performance of a typical Chinese large scale redevelopment project, but also its' mix of uses?
Working in collaboration with Buro Happold Engineering, the Zero E master plan envisions the redevelopment of a 102 year old steel mill on the Yangtze river in Chongqing, China.
Driven by custom designed, real time energy and resource optimization software, the site's mix of uses, energy and water flows, and waste processing combine to yield a walkable, human scaled community. The plan replaces a 13 hectare portion of Chongqing's existing redevelopment plan, and serves as a pilot for advanced design process.
Energy, water, and waste are interlinked via centralized resource management systems designed to evolve with each phase of construction, utilizing off site elements such as local rice hull biomass and river heat rejection, in addition to on site solar capability and waste heat systems.