Architecture Blog Design: Major Project Synthesis Precedents


Name: CopenHill

Architects: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world
  • Power plant with rooftop ski slope
  • Located on an industrial waterfront
  • 440,000 tons of waste can be converted into clean energy annually
  • 150,000 homes are provided with electricity and district heating annually.
  • Tallest artificial climbing wall in the world
  • Hopefully will help Copenhagen meet its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025
  • Green area creates a space for birds, bees and flowers
  • Garden absorbs heat/removes harmful air particles/minimises stormwater runoff.
  • Ten floors of administrative space
  • 600-metre-squared education centre for academic tours, workshops and sustainability conferences.  

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