Futuristic, unparalleled ski slope and recreational hill on top of a new resource handling centre.
Spectacular and innovative in the true sense of the words. That’s Amager Bakke / Copenhill – the artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area which opens in 2017, built on top of the new waste management centre.
Not only will the new architectural beacon be visible from most of Copenhagen, a giant chimney way up on top will be blowing giant smoke rings. This sounds like something out of a sci-fi fantasy, but will be reality as the power plant opens in 2017 under the name ARC (Amager Ressource Center).
Combined, the playful design, the conspicuous smoke rings, and of course the ski slope on top will be an all new way to think urban resource handling and build waste-to-energy plants that are actually welcomed by the inhabitants.
ARC is one of the steps towards Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital. And here comes the explanation of the smoke rings. These will be emitted and be visible to Copenhageners every time 250 kilos of carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere.