One man’s trash is another’s…architecture.

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.

Amager Bakke-01

© 2015

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.

Amager Bakke-02

© 2015

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