Literally Skiing on Garbage
Building a trash incinerator-cum-resort
Soon, a vacation to Copenhagen won’t be complete without a few runs down the the city’s garbage incinerator. Amager Bakke, a waste-management company in Denmark, is building a power plant that doubles as a fully-functioning, 2.7-acre ski resort, complete with black-diamond runs.
“We propose to turn the roof of the new Amager Resource Center into an artificial ski slope for the citizens of Copenhagen, where it will be possible to ski all year round!” wrote Bjarke Ingels Group, the international architecture firm working on the design, on the project’s website.
The slope will begin at the top of the building, 280 feet in the air, and slope all the way to ground level where skiers can take an elevator back to the top. The project broke ground in March, and first tracks are expected by spring 2017.