Li, Ziyang (2023-09). POLA Energy Recovery Center. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • This project is a Waste to Energy facility in Wilmington Waterfront, Los Angeles, which integrates municipal waste treatment facilities with outdoor green roods, indoor exhibition hall, and indoor visitor centers. Encouraged by the book The Right to the City written by David Harvey, this project starts with how we recognize the boundaries between city areas which are referred as urban zones and the areas where support the city area which are the industrial zones. This project focuses on the formation, iteration, and overlapping of the boundaries between the city, the urban zone, and the industrial zone. This project celebrates the overlapping boundaries of urban space and industrial space in the modern city. This project is about the liminal space that exists in human awareness. The spaces we occupy and the spaces that make the occupation possible - this continuum is recognized and experienced through the liminal spaces.

publication date

  • December 2022