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Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Denmark Architecture News - Feb 19, 2019 - 06:54   5103 views

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs for BIG's hotly-anticipated Waste-to-Energy Plant, which is also known as the ARC Amager Resource Center, show that the construction work is well going on a 500-metre-long ski slope situated on top of the building. 

Danish photographer Rasmus Hjortshøj captured the photographs of the ski slope that will house skiing and snowboarding activities for the community. The photographs show that half of the artificial green is almost complete on the roof. The building is scheduled to open to the public in May 2019. 

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Designed as an activity park, the ski base is also designed as a green experience and nature landscape with several path systems, where visitors can run, hike, play or just enjoy the view and follow the activities at the ARC Amager Resource Center - which is also known as CopenHill

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

The ski slope designed by Danish-based landscape architects SLA Architects, alongside a large activity park. The ski slope, covering a total of 16,000-square-metre space - including 10,000-square-metre skiing surface made by Nevaplast, will accommodate a wild and sensuous mountain nature with plants, rockscapes, bushes and 130 trees. 

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

"The planting is specially chosen to meet the challenging living conditions and create optimal micro climate and wind conditions. The result is a lush and robust nature design that provides the visitors with the opportunity to use the park all year round and a sensuous and varied environment for all the activities of the park," said SLA Architects, describing the project.

"The rooftop’s nature is designed to attract and shelter a wide selection of birds, bees, butterflies and insects, which in itself will mean a dramatic increase in the biodiversity of the area."

"Through utilizing natural pollination and seed dispersal the rooftop nature can also spread and benefit the adjacent industry area, parking lots and infrastructure. In this way, Amager Bakke will function as a generous ‘green bomb’ that will radically green-up the entire area," added the team of SLA Architects.

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

BIG won a competition to replace the adjacent 40 year old Amagerforbraending plant with a new treatment facility in 2011, which will transform waste into energy with its socially-driven programs throughout the building. 

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Conceived as the most clean and efficient Waste-to-Energy Plant in the world, the building is expected to convert 400,000 tons of waste each year, which will also provide heat for 150,000 dwellings and low-carbon electricity for 550,000 people. 

The 41,000-square-metre building is located in and industrial area, which has turned into an extreme sport destination for thrill seekers. 

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

Latest photographs show BIG's 500-metre-long ski slope on Copenhill is under construction

All images © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

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