Part of the city
ARC receives and recovers energy from waste from about 550,000 inhabitants and 45,000 companies. We manage the resources in waste in order to return electricity, heating and recyclable materials to the citizens
It is ARC’s goal to do our part bit for a clean and attractive city – and to protect the climate and environment. At Copenhill we will be able to utilize the available energy of the waste better, which means more energy produced without increasing the volume of waste incinerated.
Our present plant in the center of Copenhagen has incinerated waste since 1970. The plant is old and expensive to maintain and causes problems with compliance of environmental requirements. The location is unique therefore Copenhill is build next to the existing plant and will contribute to short waste transportation as well as good distribution opportunities for electricity and district heating to the citizens.
Part of the solutions
More and more young city-dwellers stay in the city, rather than moving to the suburbs when they start a family. That calls for innovative redesign of the modern cityscape. Copenhill represents a visionary approach to urbanization of the future. It integrates a recreational, urban space with an energy-efficient cogeneration plant.
ARC is continually working towards improving our service and energy production to meet future requirements for waste treatment and resource recovery. We are proactively seeking to provide solutions to the global challenges ahead; scarcity of resources and scarcity of space in the modern metropolis.
With Copenhill new technologies enables us to utilize more energy from the same amount of waste incinerated. Furthermore, the improved bunker capacity allows for more flexibility regarding energy production.
Copenhill represents a visionary approach to urbanization of the future by integration of technology, design and the city. We hope to inspire other cities facing the same challenges as Copenhagen.
An active architecture for the citizens The surface will be covered in a mixture of vegetation and different pavements materials for physical activity, and ARC create the roof top for a recreational urban space for alpine sports activities, or simply to enjoy a picnic and the spectacular view of Copenhagen.
Our success criterion is that the new urban greenspace becomes a dynamic city amenity in which sports associations, non-profit organizations and citizens meet, and where a range of recreational amenities encourage an active lifestyle in the heart of the city.
Copenhill is set to upon in fall 2018.
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