Wasted
Southern Connecticut Resource Recovery Waste-to-Energy Plant
Gales Ferry, CT, US
project completed within Harvard University Waste-to-Energy Design Lab
2015

in collaboration with Elizabeth Biney-Amissah and Clementine Jang



Wasted is a proposal for the hybridization of the Southern Connecticut Resource Recovery Waste-to-Energy plant and Mohegan Sun Casino, located across a river from each other in Gales Ferry and Uncasville, CT. Drawing on precedents that utilize post-industrial spaces as sites for the pursuit of pleasure, the project proposes the creation of a night club and pleasure grounds within the grounds of the functioning waste-to-energy plant.

This hybridization draws on the existing identity of Mohegan Sun as a site of entertainment and excess and pairs it with the technological sublime and grotesque aesthetic of waste-to-energy machinery to create a venue for social exploration and freedom. Additionally, the project creates new social and emotional connections between waste producers and sites of waste processing.







The project was completed as part of the Harvard University Waste-to-Energy Design Lab initiative to generate strategies for the integration of waste-to-energy facilities into their surrounds. The project was included in the lab publication Architecture and waste: a (replanned) obsolesence.