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

Comments

Comments

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.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstrap_Ski_Hill for more information.

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95