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Alpine Factory Architecture

Ski Slopes Come to Copenhagen on the Amagerforbraending by BIG

— January 28, 2011 — Eco
"Oooh" is all I can say when I look at the plans for Amagerforbraending by BIG -- and its smoke stack will agree with me. The industrial structure will house a waste-to-energy plant, incorporating an incredible downhill skiing park around the outside.

Man Made Land and Topotek 1 are collaborating to design a range of ski and snowboarding slopes that vary in difficulty and will be covered by a recycled synthetic granular instead of snow. Alternative to a chairlift, Amagerforbraending by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) will be equipped with an elevator, set to scale the smoke stack. Providing Copenhagen community members with the chance to peer into the plant in action, the enormous chimney will blow one smoke ring for every tonne of carbon dioxide and water vapor produced.

Photo Credits: designboom, big.dk
Trend Themes
1. Ski Slope Architecture - Designing ski and snowboarding slopes that utilize synthetic granular instead of snow presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the field of ski resort development.
2. Waste-to-energy Plants - Creating waste-to-energy plants that incorporate recreational facilities like ski slopes provides a unique way to integrate sustainability and entertainment, opening up possibilities for disruptive innovation in the energy industry.
3. Interactive Smoke Stacks - Developing innovative smoke stacks that produce smoke rings for every tonne of carbon dioxide and water vapor produced offers opportunities for disruptive innovation in the field of industrial design and air pollution mitigation.
Industry Implications
1. Ski Resort Development - The use of synthetic granular for ski slopes can revolutionize the ski resort industry, offering new opportunities for all-weather skiing experiences.
2. Energy - The combination of waste-to-energy plants and recreational facilities can disrupt the energy industry by transforming the perception and usage of energy generation facilities.
3. Industrial Design - Innovative smoke stack designs that provide an interactive visual representation of carbon emissions have the potential to disrupt the field of industrial design and inspire more sustainable practices.
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