Here in Copenhagen, simply turning trash into treasure is for those who lack imagination. Why not go one step further, create buzz-worthy architecture and ultimately challenge conventional wisdom about waste treatment ? This small nation has brilliantly figured out how to convert trash to energy, do it efficiently, and most importantly, accomplish this while virtually undetected.
The Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has built an urban ski slope right on top of the plant and–as only the Danes can seem to do–made it a stunning architectural destination unto itself. Set to open in 2017, Amager-Bakke, or Amager Slope, is already causing a buzz.