The Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, designed by architects at Dissing and Weitlingand completed earlier this summer, winds through buildings a single story above a busy waterfront shopping area.
Bjarke Ingels designed another heavenly dreamscape; this time it’s a energy plant that doubles as a ski slope.
The Waste-to-Energy Plant rises up over Copenhagen like a hulking mountain, its winding roof transformed into a 333,700-square-foot artificial ski slope, multiple runs all. The structure will incorporate the “the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance,” the press release from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) says, and replaces the 40-year-old Amagerforbraending energy behemoth next door. “Instead of considering the new Amagerforbraending as an isolated architectural object,” the release says, “the building is conceived as an opportunity to create a destination.”