Waste Treatment Plant, Copenhague

Bjarke Ingels  BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group 


The new building is located in an industrial area just outside the city center, which will harbor new recreational activities. The plant for waste treatment becomes an exemplary model in the field of residue management and energy production, as well as a landmark in Copenhagen’s urban landscape. It is the largest environmental initiative developed in Denmark, replacing the obsolete Amagerforbraending plant, adjacent to the new one. The complex includes a smokestack, a separation plant and an administration and services building.

The project reflects an innovative vision of a new type of waste-to-energy plant, one that is economically, environmentally and socially profitable, and conceived as a point of destination where people want to travel to. Instead of considering the plant as an isolated object, the relationship between the waste plant and the city is intensified by increasing the number of leisure activities that can take place in the area. By creating an artificial mountain, the roof of the plant becomes a ski slope of 31,000 square meters for citizens of Copenhagen and neighboring municipalities. The slope will be ecological and usable all year round.


Cliente Client

Amagerforbrænding

Arquitectos Architects

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Socios responsables Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle

Jefe de proyecto Project leader: Brian Yang

Equipo de proyecto Project team: 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

Colaboradores Collaborators

Realities United (fachada interactive facade), AKT (estructuras structural engineering), Topotek/Man Made Land (paisajismo landscape design), Glessner Group