Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingels, has appeared in a video explaining his design methods for Copenhagen’s Amager Bakke waste to energy facility, which will feature a ski slope on the roof once complete.
The facility, currently under construction, was granted formal approval by Copenhagen City Council back in October 2012, paving the way for engineering consultants, Ramboll to be appointed to assist Amagerforbrænding in the implementation of the €470 million project.
Designed by BIG, once operational it is expected that the facility will treat around 400,000 tonnes of waste per year using two 35 tonne per hour lines featuring DynaGrate® combustion technology from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund.
In the Video, Ingels compared his design method to playing a game of Twister with the family, and said that BIG’s Amager Bakke waste to energy plant would “transform people’s perceptions” about public utility buildings.
He also said that he hoped the ski slope on the roof of the waste to energy plant would provide a breeding ground for future Danish Winter Olympians, following their lack of medals at the Sochi 2014 event.
For more on this project don’t miss the July/August issue of Waste Management World where Tore Hulgaard, Lasse Tobiasen and Inger Anette Søndergaard from engineering consultants Ramboll explain the finer details.
The video featuring Bjarke Ingels can be viewed below.
Bjarke Ingels compares his design method to the family game of Twister and claims BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant will “transform people’s perceptions” about public utility buildings.