An economic and sustainable WWTP that benefits both environment and society
The municipality of Hillerod is developing and expanding rapidly. In response to the increased demand for capacity, Hillerod Utility Company wanted to build a new, innovative and sustainable WWTP at Solrodgaard, while providing value to the people and nature surrounding it. The project is to design an indoor WWTP. This has never been done before in Denmark.
Orbicon has designed the plan and is responsible for the final design and for creating the best solution. We are working together with the other companies involved in the project in a partnering collaboration. In this partnering collaboration, the project and new ideas have been developed in collaboration, and the responsibility for keeping budgets and deadlines is shared between the companies.
And the result? The design and construction of a very unique WWTP.
From the outside, you will not be able to see the WWTP, as it looks more like a park than a treatment plant, and blends into the undulating landscape surrounding it. From a pedestrian street, visitors will be able to follow the processes through big glass windows on the WWTP’s buildings. Some of the newest and most innovative technologies will be shown inside the WWTP, which can open up for inspiration, research and learning. The pedestrian zone also consists of different sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).
The WWTP will also be used for research and education, as new processes and technologies can be tested at the facility. Through the educational aspects, Hillerod Utility Company hopes, among other things, to affect people’s waste behaviour, which will be beneficial to both the environment and the operations of the WWTP itself.
Solrodgaard WWTP fulfils the client’s ambition of creating an icon of innovative and sustainable solutions, as well as a lively public space with both recreational and educational offerings.