Copenhagen’s new city attraction makes use of a power plant's rooftop for citizens and tourists to hit the slopes all year round.
The city’s new high-tech waste-to-energy power plant, the Amager Resource Centre, doubles as the outdoors paradise Copenhill and is part of Copenhagen’s goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2025. This innovative building shows that climate neutrality not only means more sustainable energy production but also improvement of liveability of cities.
At 85 meters tall, this “natural mountain” can be used for skiing but also incorporates hiking and running trails, an outdoor gym, and the world’s tallest climbing wall. Without having to rely on natural or man-made snow, skiing is viable year-round. The incorporation of recreational functions is also met by an effort to increase biodiversity through lush gardens.
Utilizing rooftop space in industrial areas for recreational purposes might unlock otherwise underutilised space in cities as our energy production is becoming less harmful for the environment and our health.