The facilities that exist within the former Shanchuku Waste Sanitary Landfill serve as a record of Taiwan’s waste management practices.

This project uses the lifecycle of a landfill and actual waste disposal methods as educational material for waste classification and management. The space also doubles as a public park created for various community activities.

The Shanshuilu Eco-Park in Nangang District, Taipei was remediated and redeveloped from the former 21-hectare Shanchuku Sanitary Landfill. The rehabilitation reversed the damage and foul odor created by the old landfill, raising the land’s value and significantly improving the surrounding scenery. It is a shining example of land transformation and revitalization.

Various interactive facilities were created within the park through the rehabilitation process, which made full use of natural resources in the area. It is a development that integrates ecological revitalization, environmental protection and recreational and educational functions. The Shanshuilu Eco-Park drastically improved the scenery and revitalized the sense of community among residents.

The park’s construction utilized two major innovative techniques: eco-construction and resource recycling. AECOM’s environmental planners, engineers, economics and construction supervisors restored the harmony of the original environment by using native plants, permeable pavement and natural rocks for construction. The project design aimed to preserve the ecological habitat in the park. In the spirit of recycling, we reused materials available within the site for construction including 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 was the World Gold Winner at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards in June 2015 under the environmental rehabilitation/conservation category.