Gallery: Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski...

 

The designers behind Ski Dubai’s artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world’s very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in Barcelona. If approved by Barcelona’s City Council, this new Snow World will be a component of the Zona Franca redevelopment project, which aims to transform a neglected industrial complex into a thriving residential area. Both the ski dome and housing area will be powered with renewable energy, while the extreme cooling necessary to maintain an artificial ski slope in a warm country will be achieved by harvesting the byproduct of converting liquefied natural gas back into its gaseous form.

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  1. caeman January 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    This whole concept seems a waste of resources. Indoor skiing? How does this help to grow food in the desert or provide safe, clean drinking water to Africa?

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