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WYNDHAM’S WASTE WEAPON Our sculpture aims to progressively build a new topography on the existing site. We approach this in two ways: firstly, through community initiative, involvement and awareness; and secondly, distribution through technological advancement via a robotic system. It is a concept that demonstrates a deep understanding of the present day crisis of a downward spiral environment. We approach this project with a rational attitude: developing a design upon a self-evolving and transformed platform which is ecologically sound, environmentally self-sustaining, and financially cost effective and profitable. Let us use the benefits of technology- the artificial, to sustain and ensure the longevity of our planet- the organic. It is this symbiotic relationship that harnesses human ingenuity to transform harmful by-products to useful and beneficial outcomes: returning waste back to earth, mother nature. Philosophical underpinnings: designer/ architect losing control of, not determining the final outcome, once project enters implementation stage.

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LONG TERM GOAL Eventually project will reach maximum height; after that stage, new stage of plantation anticipated

REDUCES INCREASES

Food organics 43%

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• Currently an unused resource • Waste management strategy • Immeasurable environmental benefits

To create a green waste facility: while Wyndham City Council continues working on one, we’re providing a temporary solution to this

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• Fertiliser requirements

VERY CURRENT ISSUE Green Waste Actions 2002 Strategy: Promote current user pays fortnightly 240L MGB green waste collection service. Investigate options regarding extending the service to all Wyndham residents. Promote use of Regional waste facility and ensure waste material is composted

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• Micro/Macro organism production

10 ,124 Collections as at April 2010. Mandatory green waste collection service is supported by Council. Waiting for availability of facility in 2 years time

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• Plants from disease

““Wyndham cannot implement a third bin for garden or organic Waste Resource and wastes until a system is in place for processing” Metropolitan Recovery Strategic Plan 2011/2012

Recyclable 15% Garden organics 15%

^ Wyndham City Council Waste Strategy Update 2010-2015

LONG TERM GREEN HOUSE POLLUTION

SPECULATIONS

90%

44%

45,725

THREE $96.50 2411

67%

16,630

$976,966

Of Victoria’s electricity is generated from Coal (AIUS 2004) – this is Australia’s largest source of GHG emissions

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Of emissions from transport (AIUS 2004)

29.3% 17.2% Of Wyndham’s Council Greenhouse Gas Strategy operations for 2004/ 2005 was attributed to waste and vehicle fleet

From Wyndham’s Council Greenhouse Gas Strategy operations of 2005 was attributed to vehicle fleet

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From Wyndham’s Council Greenhouse Gas Strategy operations of 2005 was attributed to waste

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+Increase over ten years, with a 6.7% growth rate per year.

42.9% +In of Wyndham’s population in 2012 is made up of families

CURRENT STRATEGIES

+Over the next ten years, it is forecased that there will be this number of children born to Wyndham mothers.

+In 2011, the most populous of any 5 year age group was zero to four years, with over sixteen thousands persons making up this age group. This is estimated to be approximately ten percent of the Wyndham’s population.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? +Greater sensitivity and willingness to participate in sustainable principles

^ Cubic meters of bundled branch collection occurs twice annually

^ Of rate payers money is spent annually on the current organic bin service

^ The garden waste collection service is currently optional. Residents pay a fee of above value for a fortnightly 240L green bin service

^ Tones per year of garden waste collected

^ Used this service as at April 2010

^ Of waste currently sent to landfill comprises of food and garden organics

10,124 60%

References: * Metropolitan Waste Resource and Recovery Strategic Plan 2011/2012 ^ Wyndham City Council Waste Strategy Update 2010-2015 + Wyndham City Council Maternal Child and Health Services Forecast 2011 # Australian Institute of Urban Studies 2004

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DESIGN PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS 25, 916.63 square meters X 3 meters height = 77,750 cubic meters

HOW MUCH OUR PROPOSAL WILL SAVE YOU

$413,000 $700,000

SCALE

Assuming that a cubic metre of green waste will weigh around 150kg (the estimated figure for skip bin weight limitations), then 77,750 cubic metres x 150 kg = 11,662,000 divided by 1000 to get the amount of tonnes = 11,662 tonnes of green waste can fit on our site)

Savings per year

GENERATION

With 2411 tonnes per year of green waste being generated municipality-wide, our landscape would be completed in 4.84 years. 4.84 years x $216,990 spent per year on surrendering green waste to tip = $1,050,231.60 savings in total.

TECHNOLOGY

Savings from tip fees

Google car would cost approximately $100,000 based (estimated figure). The mulching machine price varies from $39,000 to $275,000 depending on size and loading capabilties for one which could get the job done just fine in a larger amount of time

ROBOTIC SYSTEM Discharge Spout

Connection to vehicle

ROUTES Vision Computer

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Autonomous Controls: Throttle, Steering + Brake Actuators

Laser Range Finder

Feed Tray

Forward Radar Feed Housing Wheel

Side Radar

Underseat: Steering Sensor

COMPOSITION

CHANGE OVER TIME Addition of new green wastes

Green waste decomposes and volume decreases

Final volume of composed green waste 1st layer added

2nd layer added on top

3rd layer added to top

Collected Green Waste

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Dried leaves Wood chips Sawdust Straw Carbon rich Too much= slow breakdown

GREEN

Ideal Kitchen Wastes ratio: Fresh grass Hay 25:1

Nitrogen Rich Too much= bad smell

KEY New green waste Partially decomposed green waste Fully Decomposed green waste


WYNDHAM’S WASTE WEAPON Our sculpture aims to progressively build a new topography on the existing site. We approach this in two ways: firstly, through community initiative, involvement and awareness; and secondly, distribution through technological advancement via a robotic system. It is a concept that demonstrates a deep understanding of the present day crisis of a downward spiral environment. We approach this project with a rational attitude: developing a design upon a self-evolving and transformed platform which is ecologically sound, environmentally self-sustaining, and financially cost effective and profitable. Let us use the benefits of technology- the artificial, to sustain and ensure the longevity of our planet- the organic. It is this symbiotic relationship that harnesses human ingenuity to transform harmful by-products to useful and beneficial outcomes: returning waste back to earth, mother nature. Philosophical underpinnings: designer/ architect losing control of, not determining the final outcome, once project enters implementation stage.

SHORT TERM GOAL

LONG TERM GOAL

To create a green waste facility: while Wyndham City Council continues working on one, we’re providing a temporary solution to this

Eventually project will reach maximum height; after that stage, new stage of plantation anticipated

Other non recyclable 27%

VERY CURRENT ISSUE Green Waste Actions 2002 Strategy: Promote current user pays fortnightly 240L MGB green waste collection service. Investigate options regarding extending the service to all Wyndham residents. Promote use of Regional waste facility and ensure waste material is composted

44%

+Birth rate increase over the past twenty years in Wyndham

Garden organics 15%

DESIGN PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS

67%

+Increase over ten years, with a 6.7% growth rate per year.

42.9%

25, 916.63 square meters X 3 meters height = 77,750 cubic meters

HOW MUCH OUR PROPOSAL WILL SAVE YOU SCALE

THREE $96.50

+Over the next ten years, it is forecased that there will be this number of children born to Wyndham mothers.

^ Cubic meters of bundled branch collection occurs twice annually

$976,966

10,124

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

2411

60%

^ Of rate payers money is spent annually on the current organic bin service

+Greater sensitivity and willingness to participate in sustainable principles

GENERATION

With 2411 tonnes per year of green waste being generated municipality-wide, our landscape would be completed in 4.84 years. 4.84 years x $216,990 spent per year on surrendering green waste to tip = $1,050,231.60 savings in total.

TECHNOLOGY

Google car would cost approximately $100,000 based (estimated figure). The mulching machine price varies from $39,000 to $275,000 depending on size and loading capabilties for one which could get the job done just fine in a larger amount of time

^ Used this service as at April 2010

^ Tones per year of garden waste collected

+In of Wyndham’s population in 2012 is made up of families

Assuming that a cubic metre of green waste will weigh around 150kg (the estimated figure for skip bin weight limitations), then 77,750 cubic metres x 150 kg = 11,662,000 divided by 1000 to get the amount of tonnes = 11,662 tonnes of green waste can fit on our site)

^ The garden waste collection service is currently optional. Residents pay a fee of above value for a fortnightly 240L green bin service

16,630 +In 2011, the most populous of any 5 year age group was zero to four years, with over sixteen thousands persons making up this age group. This is estimated to be approximately ten percent of the Wyndham’s population.

Food organics 43%

^ Wyndham City Council Waste Strategy Update 2010-2015

CURRENT STRATEGIES

45,725

10,124

Collections as at April 2010. Mandatory green waste collection service is supported by Council. Waiting for availability of facility in 2 years time

*

Recyclable 15%

““Wyndham cannot implement a third bin for garden or organic Waste Resource and wastes until a system is in place for processing” Metropolitan Recovery Strategic Plan 2011/2012

SPECULATIONS

PROGRESS

$413,000 $700,000

^ Of waste currently sent to landfill comprises of food and garden organics

Savings from tip fees

Savings per year

References: * Metropolitan Waste Resource and Recovery Strategic Plan 2011/2012 ^ Wyndham City Council Waste Strategy Update 2010-2015 + Wyndham City Council Maternal Child and Health Services Forecast 2011 # Australian Institute of Urban Studies 2004

SITE PLAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE DIAGRAM LEGEND Section cut from where the physical model was developed DRAF

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COMPOSITION

Collected Green Waste

BROWN

Dried leaves Wood chips Sawdust Straw Carbon rich Too much= slow breakdown

GREEN

Ideal Kitchen Wastes ratio: Fresh grass Hay 25:1

Nitrogen Rich Too much= bad smell

Side Radar

Underseat: Steering Sensor

CHANGE OVER TIME Addition of new green wastes

Green waste decomposes and volume decreases

Final volume of composed green waste 1st layer added

2nd layer added on top

3rd layer added to top

KEY New green waste Partially decomposed green waste Fully Decomposed green waste


PROPOSED DESIGN

RETAINING WALL Axonometric Construction Detail

Bolting : joining all members

U-Beams: steel posts placed every 2 m to reinforce structural integrity due to varying heights of the retaining walls and physical forces. 250UB: designation- structural integrity

Timber thickness: 200mm sleepers, slot in between U beams

Concrete footings (pile footings) into ground

DESIGN PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS

RETAINING WALL SYSTEM

Placement of retaining walls

Robotic System: Distribution Paths

Contour growth: a change in the landscape

3 designated set areas for waste distribution across Site A 10 meter distance seperating each retaining wall

Where the path begins, working backward End of route

The building of a new composted topography, encased within retaining wall structures and informed by existing site contours

Location Site A 10m perimeter boundary to avoid spill Distibution Path : Area 1

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Compost footprint : Area 1

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Area 1: 130m Distribution Path : Area 2 Compost footprint : Area 2

Distibution Path : Area 3

Area 1: 130m

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80m - 10m boundary / 70m 35 m

Compost footprint : Area 3

Area 2: 150m

80m - 10m boundary / 70m 35 m

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Area 1: 130m Area 2: 150m

Area 3: 120m 45m - 10m boundary / 35m

TIME PROPOSAL FOR COMPOSITING PROCESS

INITIAL MODEL - CONTOUR ELEVATIONS

Time proposal for composting process (HEADING)

Stage 1 : Build up 0 - 1.33 m Completetion Time : 19.5 months

Stage 2 : Build up 1. 33 - 2. 66 m Completetion Time : 39 months

Stage 3 : Build up 2. 66 - 4. 00 m Completetion Time : 58 months

Elevations - South East looking North West 1:1000

Final Panels Combined  

Pages 1-3 : Panels for final presentation Pages 4-5: Panel updates post crit