« a reference for an environmentally friendly factory for recycling plastic. »

Client:
Plastcon AS
Location:
Mongstad, Norway
Status:
Ongoing
Area:
20 000 m² building, 100000 m² exterior spaces and landscape
Team:
Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard, Kjartan Neckelmann, Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard, Miriam Sharp Pierson, Silje Lockert, Cristina Fernández, Valentin Kokudev, Matthieu Boustany, Enzo Migne
Year:
2021-ongoing
Program:
plastic recycling facility
Rendering:
nrml.studio
Our vision for PlastCon is based on wrapping office space, learning centre and public areas around the factory at the heart, shortcutting the usual linear shape of a production facility into a circular loop. The circular shape cut in half creates a dynamic façade that anchor the building toward the main access and entrance while the curved roof on the other side blends the building to its surrounding.

PlastCon is a pioneering facility to large scale transformation of plastic in green fuel energy. The high environmental ambition of the production is reflected in a calm but powerful 26,000swm hill-shape building placed in the wild west-coast landscape but nearby Mongstad one of the world largest oil refineries and the second largest port in Europe in term of volume transit. The building is also a statement to become a welcoming and climate positive building taking a stand in the green transition we are to engage in.

Waste plastic and resulting microplastic are without doubt the most serious waste problem facing the world today, eclipsing nuclear waste. PlastCon eliminates negative effects of waste plastic on soil, water and air pollution by recycling such waste.  This building has the ambition of becoming a reference for an environmentally friendly factory in Norway.