Making Artificial Mountains

In Berlin and The Netherlands, crazy ideas of building mountains for recreational purposes are actually being entertained.

Architect Jakob Tigges floated the idea for the grounds of the retired Tempelhof Airport. The Dutch plan would be to build on a landscape that has already been dramatically altered, with an artificial lake and other large-scale earth moving. A sports journalist actually proposed the plan first, suggesting the mountain could be used as "...a recreational space, an iconic landscape with spectacular views, and a popular destination for climbers and ramblers."

Full Story: A Mountain for the Netherlands



Sounds like what they did in

Sounds like what they did in another place of flat-ness—Saskatchewan, Canada.

For the 1971 Winter Canada Games, a 45m high ski hill was constructed. The run was longer as it continued down into a valley.

It closed as a ski hill by 2008.

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