Engineers Adams Kara Taylor and architects Bjarke Ingels Group have won a design competition to design a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen.
The team has been selected to design the new waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a ski slope which is due to open by 2016.
The 3.5bn Danish Krone (£404M) project is the largest single environmental project in Denmark and replaces the existing 40-year old Amagerforbraending plant in an industrial area close to the city centre.
Bjarke Ingels Group beat off competition from Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Dominique Perrault Architecture, 3xN, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects & Gottlieb Paludan Architects to unanimously win the project.
Project fact file:
Project: Waste-to-Energy Plant
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Collaborators: Realities:United (Smoke Ring Generator), AKT (Façade & Structural Consulting), Topotek 1/Man Made Land (Landscape)
Building: 95,000 m2
Landscape: 90,000 m2
Roof + ski slope: 32,000 m2
Façade area: 74,000 m2
Administrative + Visitor center floor area: 6,500 m2