The facilities that exist within the Shanchuku Waste Sanitary Landfill are actually a historical expose on Taiwan’s waste management. It uses the life cycle of a landfill and actual waste disposal as educational material for waste classification and management. In addition, Shanshuilu Eco-Park also provides a restored space for various activities of the community.
The Shanshuilu Eco-Park redeveloped from the former Shanchuku Sanitary Landfill is located in Nangang District of Taipei City. It was remediated and redeveloped from the 21-hectare former Shanchuku landfill site. The rehabilitation planning reversed the negativity generated by the dirt, mess and foul odor of the old landfill, and raised the value and improved the visibly scenery of the land. It became a shining example of landform transformation and revitalization.
Through landfill rehabilitations and full use of natural and community environmental resources, various interactive facilities were created within the park. It became a development that integrated ecological vitalization, environmental protection, recreational and educational functions. The newly built Shanshuilu Eco-Park on site drastically improved the visibly scenery and re-connected the local residents to communities.
The park’s construction predominantly used two major innovations in techniques, eco-construction and resource recycling. The AECOM’s environmental planners, engineers, economics and construction supervisors restored the envisioned harmony of the original environment, native plants, permeable pavement, and natural rocks were used for construction. It would also preserve ecological habitat. And in the spirit of cyclical reuse of resources, materials available within the site were used such as discarded telephone poles, steel framework, compressed aluminum canes, and discarded gas containers.
The project won the FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award in 2014 and the World Gold Winner of FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards in June 2015 under the Environmental (rehabilitation / conservation) Category.