Coloured in vibrant shades of green an artificial ski slope on the roof of the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen has been captured in images by Danish photographer Rasmus Hjortshøj.
The centre is to officially open this summer with the artificial ski slope known as “Copenhill” previewed in pictures exclusively by Hjortshøj.
The ski slope covers a power plant in the Danish capital, was designed by BIG in collaboration with SLA Architects, and forms part of what is known as the Copenhill mountain activity centre.
The company had to carry out several test days before the official opening as only around half of the slope was installed initially.
With a 180-degree turn halfway down the piste the 400-metre long slope runs from the top of the 90-metre-high building to its base.
Moving from bright in the centre of the slope to dark at the edges the 10,000-square-metre skiing surface made by Neveplast is coloured in five shades of green.
“The green colours and the design of the ski slope was chosen by BIG – primarily because a white surface would quickly become dirty and hard to keep clean,” SLA Architects said. “Whereas a green surface more easily keeps its colour and at the same time underlines the green and sustainable identity of the rooftop park and the waste incinerator in general.”
A large park has also been designed by SLA Architects to go alongside the ski slope. On the outside of the structure an 85-metre-high climbing wall is to be installed and when the building is completed it will also feature hiking trails and viewpoints.
The rest of the building’s facilities including the lifts, ski-rental shop and cafe are complete according to the operator of the activity centre. The artificial slope will open fully once it has been fully installed and tested.
The waste-to-energy plant itself has been operation since March 2017. It was built to the west of Copenhagen to replace the 40-year-old Amagerforbraending facility and generates power by incinerating waste.
Amager Bakke “Copenhill” artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area is set to open in the summer of this year.
Photography by Rasmus Hjortshøj.
Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via deezen.