Architect Bjarke Ingel's puts a playful side to sustainability and creates a social and cultural hub with his new incinerator/ski slope mash-up.

This article titled “Bjarke Ingels designs incinerator that doubles as ski slope in Copenhagen” was written by Lars Eriksen in Copenhagen, for The Guardian on Sunday 3rd July 2011 17.54 UTC

How do you turn a 100-metre-tall incinerator in the heart of Copenhagen into a social and cultural hub? By building a ski slope on the roof, of course.

The unlikely combination of green energy and alpine sport was the winning bid in a competition to design a new waste-to-energy plant which aims to be one of the cleanest in the world when it opens in 2016. For the winning architect, Bjarke Ingels, it made perfect sense to inject a bit of fun into the proceedings.

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