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Being given the task of creating an exciting way to design a new waste incinerator is probably not a dream job for an architect.

But a recent international competition has served up a rather surprising winner in the shape of Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group's ski slope/waste-to-energy construction. Replacing the standard Copenhagen-based plant, devoid of anywhere to ski, the new building will house an artificial 31,000 square metre ski slope on the roof.

There'll also be a smokestack that will release a 30-metre smoke ring every time a tonne of CO2 is released to remind locals of what they're consuming. Plus, at night they'll also be illuminated by heat-tracking lasers, accidentally making fossil fuels seem sort of cool, right?

Hoping to attract Copenhagen locals to the complex, the building will transform what people typically think of waste treatment facilities. It will hopefully mean similar developments for us in the UK.

Just think of the bars, bowling alleys, clubs and restaurants you could visit while gently being reminded of the terribly destructive effect you're having on the world. Tempting, huh?

(Images: www.big.dk)

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