Gallery: Work Begins on BIG’s Waste to Energy Ski Slope Project in Cope...

At the end of 2011, we were almost certain that BIG's fantastical, double-duty ski resort and waste to energy plant was dead in the water. Now, we're surprised to learn that the project has been given the go-ahead and has already broke ground. According to WAN, work has begun today on the 95,000 sq m Amagerforbrændingen Energy Plant outside of Copenhagen. The plant will incinerate trash and turn it into energy for the city, while also serving as a destination recreation spot and an urban ski resort. We've got a lot of mixed feelings about this project as it burns trash and releases tons of CO2, but we do like the multi-purpose functionality and green strategies wrapped into the design. Guess we'll have to hide and watch.

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  1. Tadas Augus March 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Project prehistory – on May 9, 2011- Bjarke Ingels wows the audience with his wit and unlikely architectural solutions around the globe.

  2. Greg Packer March 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    What happened to the WTE plants being used by the rest of the World .I cannot believe that this Country is so backward.We have new electric waste BUSES that are all electric incorporating programmed robotic arm and being belly dump are designed to operate with WTE plants.

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