BIG Breaks Ground On A Waste Incinerator Slash Ski Slope (Yes, Really!)
March 6, 2013
When we first saw the renderings for BIG’s much buzzed about Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, we thought, “Cool! Green energy and sleek design!” We did not, however, anticipate the winding ski slope that crowns the inclined roof of this eccentric waste-burning facility. The building dominates the landscape of the city, while providing an odd blend of urban recreation and valuable utility. With a smokestack that emits circular smoke clouds of CO2 emissions lit up by neon lasers, a building that masks something dirty and ugly with a fun and beneficial activity, and renderings imbued with an early-European Modernist aesthetic, BIG’s latest project shows a true commitment to the Dutch philosophy of hygge—making sure your daily life is pleasant and cozy. Click through to see the photos!
[Photos via BIG]