“Centres” in the city

In addition to the traditional wastewater and waste treatment facilities that are still needed on the periphery of the urban area, a network of micro-plants has been set up in the very heart of cities to create shorter recovery loops.

They have been renamed "centres" because of their relocation to the heart of the cities.

The most notable changes can be seen in waste transport. This relocation has reduced CO₂ emissions from truck traffic and it is now individuals themselves who take their waste to the "centres" or to one of the many collection points in the city.

Voluntary waste collection is greatly stimulated by the many services that city dwellers also find in these "centres". Playgrounds for children and green spaces are installed on the roofs of these micro-plants –helping to integrate them into the urban landscape.

There are collection points for sorting waste, information points concerning the quality of the sorting in the neighbourhood, sales outlets for everyday products that have been recycled or refurbished. Visits, conferences and screenings are also organized there.
Factories have become living spaces. Revitalized by this activity, all kinds of food and convenience stores, which furthermore benefit from the production of heat and electricity by the centre, have opened.


Two objects that can be found around the “centres”