The Ultimate in Mixed-Use

Waste-to-energy power plant, and ski slope? Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) proposed the unusual idea for a competition to replace a power plant in Copenhagen -- and won.

BIG says they took the approach of "hedonistic sustainability" when designing the ski slope-slash-power plant.

Ivy Harrison writes:

"Physical exercise and fresh air are rarely associated with waste treatment plants. But here the ski slope reaches out to citizens and gives them a new recreational facility, even as it creates a new relationship between waste plant and city. It shows a connection between shaping a healthy future and disposing waste."

courtesy BIG architects

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