Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) announced their creative waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a ski slope and recreation center.

The Amagerforbraending project is tucked between the industrial and residential sectors of Copenhagen, and will act as link between the two.

“The new plant is an example of what we at BIG call Hedonistic Sustainability – the idea that sustainability is not a burden, but that a sustainable city in fact can improve our quality of life. The Waste-to-Energy plant with a ski slope is the best example of a city and a building which is both ecologically, economically and socially sustainable”, Bjarke Ingels Founder and Partner, BIG

This poject is the largest environmental initiative in Denmark, with a budget of 3.5 Billion DKK. It will replace the adjacent 40-year-old plant, integrating the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance.

The 31.000 m2 ski slope was designed by Topotek 1 & Man Made Landand and will start on the highest point of the building. There will be no snow on the slope, designers thinking it would be better to have a “recycled synthetic granular” material that will have many of the snow’s properties.

This project will definitely be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the Danish capital.

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Photos: Inhabitat and Liv