Project: The Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant
Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group BIG
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
Project Leader: Claus Hermansen
Project Team: Brian Yang, Jakob Ohm Laursen, Mads Enggaard Stidsen, Jesper Boye Andersen, Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Espen Vik, Narisara Ladawal Schröder, Ryohei Koike, Anders Hjortnæs, Henrick Poulsen, Annette Jensen, Jeppe Ecklon, Kamilla Heskje, Frank Fdida, Alberto Cumerlato, Gonzalo Castro, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Aleksander Wadas, Liang Wang, Alexander Ejsing, Chris Falla, Mathias Bank, Katarzyna Siedlecka, Jelena Vucic, Alina Tamosiunaite, Armor Gutierrez, Maciej Zawadzki, Jakob Lange, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Daniel Selensky, Gül Ertekin, Xing Xiong, Sunming Lee, Long Zuo, Ji-young Yoon, Blake Smith, Buster Christensen
Collaborators: Realities United, AKT, Topotek 1/Man Made Land, Glessner Group
Size: 95000 m2
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Waste-to-Energy Plant by BIG's architects has won a competition for the design of a power plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new Waste-to-Energy Plant is set to become tallest and biggest building in Copenhagen but at the same time the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world.
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From the Architects:
Amagerforbrænding is in many ways situated on an edge condition. It is a place in the outskirts of Copenhagen, but also the centre for new recreational activities. It divides the local area in two, with factories on one side and housing on the other. It is a place you know from afar, but where few people ever go. On one hand the city of Copenhagen on the other hand Amager. The aim of the project is to tie all these opposing forces together, forming an identity for a new place in Copenhagen. We want to turn it into a place in itself – a destination where people will travel to. Most of the recently build power plants are merely functional boxes, wrapped in an expensive gift paper. The main "function" of the façade is to hide the fact that factories are having a serious image/branding problem. We want to do more than just create a beautiful skin around the factory. We want to add functionality! The ambition of creating added value in terms of added functionality does not stand in contrast to the ambition to create beauty. It does not have to be either/or – it can be both! We propose a new breed of waste-to-energy plant, one that is economically, environmentally, and socially profitable. Instead of considering Amagerforbrænding as an isolated object, we mobilize the architecture and intensify the relationship between the building and the city – expanding the existing activities in the area by turning the roof of the new Amagerforbrænding into a ski slope for the citizens of Copenhagen. Now is time to re-brand the factory.