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Copenhagen to open a combined waste-to-energy and ski slope

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

Client: Amagerforbraending

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Cost: £404M

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



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