Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

World's weirdest ski-slope

AMF_Image by BIG_09.jpg
AMF_Image by BIG_03.jpg

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)



Photographer conjures mind-bending architecture


Norman Foster's top 9 buildings


Futuristic buildings of communism



Watch this huntsman spider kill a mouse and never sleep again

Of course it happened in Australia

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

The new bike lock that will literally makes thieves sick

The SkunkLock sprays a vomit-inducing chemical when cut

by Tom Fordy
21 Oct 2016

Watch Donald Trump meet Saint & Greavsie to do the Rumbelows Cup draw

Did this really happen?

21 Oct 2016

Baby Jesus statue in Canada criticised after 'shocking' restoration

A holy cock up

by Tom Fordy
21 Oct 2016

This man tried to shoplift a venetian blind stuffed down his trousers

Fair play

20 Oct 2016

Great men tells us about the greatest beer they ever had

Irvine Welsh, Idris Elba, Frank Turner, Ken Loach & more

20 Oct 2016

This letter from George Bush to Bill Clinton shows Trump what class is

From one President to another

by Dave Fawbert
20 Oct 2016

Charlie Brooker on nostalgia, social media and Black Mirror

The Black Mirror creator has his say on the filmmaker's criticism of modern TV

20 Oct 2016

An ode to Kumbuka, the gorilla who escaped and downed 5l of squash

Let's take a moment to savour ZSL London's great primate escape, the hero we all want to be

by Tristan Cross
20 Oct 2016

30 times Gary Lineker said what we were all thinking

Unafraid to speak his mind - and usually right

by Dave Fawbert
20 Oct 2016