CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen's goal of becoming the world's first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Copenhill Copenhagen. Skiing in the middle of Copenhagen? Might sound too good to be true – but it isn’t! [ edit on Wikidata ] Amager Bakke (Amager Hill), also known as Amager Slope or Copenhill, is a combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant and sports facility in Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a Copenhagen-based heat and waste-to-power plant designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group and built in 2017. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the plant is seen as an important step in realising Copenhagen's ambitions to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital. It almost goes without saying that Copenhill is the world’s first urban ski slope built on a waste incinerator plant. "The ski-slope idea came from realising that Copenhagen has a cold climate with several months of snow, but absolutely no mountains," Mr Ingels said last year. The slopes run from the top of the 90-metre-high building to its base, with a 180-degree turn halfway down the piste. In countries that don’t have this system, heat comes from burning natural gas or oil in a boiler or using electricity to run some kind of heat pump—all from within t… CopenHill's ski slope measures 400 metres, and runs from the top of the 90-metre-high building to its base, with a 180-degree turn halfway down the piste. Ingels was the architect behind PLOT, and he decided to finally make his old project a reality in an even more impressive fashion. Despite winning a design competition, the project never actually materialized, but it inspired the concept behind CopenHill. Copenhill Copenhagen Ski Slope, Amager Waste-to-Energy Plant, Danish Hill Design by BIG. They proposed inserting a public urban space in the densest area of Copenhagen by placing an ski-slope above the largest department store in the city. During the summer, its winding roof doubles as a green hiking trail, while in the winter season it becomes an artificial sky slope. Not only is it the city’s highest building, and the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy facility, but it also attracts a lot of locals and tourists interested in the entertainment facilities. ", "Economically, environmentally, and socially profitable — a perfect example of what we call hedonistic sustainability!". Covid-19 info: CopenHill is outdoors and has lots of space It is safe to visit and use facilities at Amager Bakke, as we are an outdoor facility with plenty of space. They proposed inserting a public urban space in the densest area of Copenhagen … Du kan allerede nu læse mere om hvilke aktiviteter og arrangementer, vi kommer til at tilbyde. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to boasting the world’s longest artificial ski slope at 600 meters, it also features the tallest climbing wall up one face of the ‘mountain’ at 90 meters. Amager Bakke, a first-of-its-kind public utility topped with an artificial mountain resort, is the Danish capital’s latest landmark. It is build on the worlds cleanest waste to energy plant, and is particularly interesting due to it’s close location to Copenhagen as well as surrounding facilities such as viewing platform, climbing wall, running/hiking route, after ski, restaurant, ski shop etc. Almost a decade in the making, this hybrid building is the ultimate oxymoron. Vi nærmer os åbningen af Københavns nye epicenter for urban mountain sport. During the warm summer months, the CopenHill rooftop acts as a full-blown activity park that provides visitors with hiking trails, playgrounds, fitness equipment, trail running, climbing walls, and spectacular views of the city. First conceived in 2011 by Danish architects to promote both recreation and sustainability, the CopenHill ski slope allows visitors to soar down a 450-metre ski slope with views of Copenhagen, as some 450,000 tonnes of waste churns below. It hosts the city’s first ski slope and is a welcome new playground and a major new tourist attraction. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. To burn or not to burn: Can Australia learn from Sweden's rubbish-to-energy stategy? A decade after the idea of a functional roof was first proposed, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) won the international design competition for Copenhagen’s waste-to-energy plant. The Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant-cum-ski slope, newly renamed CopenHill, opened in Copenhagen last Friday, just in time to receive the 1,000+ C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group delegates gathering in the Danish capital this week. “Amager Bakke is the embodiment of how we want to combine sustainable thinking and innovative architecture with recreational facilities when developing the city,” said Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s mayor, in an email. A post shared by CopenHill Urban Mountain (@copenhilldk) on Feb 28, 2020 at 2:37am PST. One example is CopenHill – an urban ski slope and epicentre for urban mountain sports which opened in October 2019. It’s one thing to build an artificial sky slope on top of a shopping mall, and another one entirely to do it on a waste processing powerplant. Work to develop the concept began in 2017, and this weekend the slope finally opened its doors to the public. Copenhill, the green ski slope atop BIG's Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, is shown in new photographs by Rasmus Hjortshøj. NSW coronavirus outbreak forces first Sydney to Hobart yacht race cancellation in 76-year history, Australia has been gifted a chance to leverage its coronavirus success, 'Leave us alone': What stranded seafarers are saying about the China's trade war with Australia, Sydney's Northern Beaches is now on lockdown. In winter, it offers 1,640 feet (500 meters) of ski slopes, complete with a ski lift system. CopenHill is an all year dry slope with gates and freestyle park. 5 + 4 Oct 2019. //-->. Experience the magnificent view over the Danish capital and a glints of Sweden as well, from the top of the new sustainable landmark of Copenhagen. It looks promising.". “A crystal clear example of hedonistic sustainability – that a sustainable city is not only better for the environment – it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.”, A post shared by Mai-Britt Rasmussen (@maise.ras) on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:22pm PDT,