Located in an industrial area in Copenhagen the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant Facility, has over years become a destination for extreme sport. BIG, a forward thinking Copehhagen, New York and London based practice and Danish landscape architects SLA, seized the opportunity to transform the building’s steeply sloped roof into a mountain complete with green forested areas, hiking trails and a ski slope.
The centre is another step towards Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. It converts 400,000 tonnes of waste each year into heating for 150,000 households and low carbon electricity for 550,000 people. As a poignant reminder of society’s consumption, a smokestack releases smoke ring into the sky whenever one tonne of fossil CO2 is released.
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image by BIG – bjarke ingels group