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Copenhill: transforming waste into energy and recreation.


Copenhill: transforming waste into energy and recreation.

Copenhill, also known as Amager Bakke and inaugurated in October 2019 in Denmark, is a revolution in waste management and renewable energy.

It is a giant incinerator that not only transforms waste into electricity, but also offers a ski slope on its roof, while promising to reduce environmental impact.

 


Copenhill
Copenhill


Copenhill works by burning non-recyclable waste to produce energy. The electricity generated is then distributed to the city grid, while the heat produced is used to supply the district heating network. It's an approach that respects the principle of the circular economy: nothing is wasted and everything is transformed.

 


Copenhill
Copenhill

The plant is capable of processing 400,000 tonnes of waste a year, producing enough electricity to power 60,000 homes and provide heating for 120,000 homes during the winter. Its modern design minimizes pollutant emissions and effectively controls air quality.

 

What really sets Copenhagen apart is its successful integration into the urban landscape. Its roof houses a 500-metre-long ski slope, open to the public. So you can ski right in the heart of the Danish capital, while being aware of the ecological dimension of the place. The initiative aims to educate the public about the importance of waste management and renewable energy, while providing a space for leisure and relaxation.

 


Piste de ski - Copenhill
Ski slopes - Copenhill

A bold project designed by Danish architects BIG, it took over a decade of research and construction to bring to fruition.

Its sloping structure serves as a base for the ski slope, while its green roof helps absorb carbon dioxide.



The building is also equipped with an 85-meter climbing wall, the highest in the world, adding another sporting dimension to the building.


mur d'escalade de Copenhill
Climbing wall - Copenhill

 This project demonstrates the Danish capital's commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainability. With it, Copenhagen hopes to achieve its goal of becoming the world's first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.

 


Copenhill
Copenhill

Copenhill is a perfect example of the future of smart, sustainable cities. It's concrete proof that, with ingenious design and a sustainable vision, we can turn our ecological challenges into creative solutions that improve citizens' quality of life while respecting our environment.


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