bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

copenhill, the bjarke ingels group-designed waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a sports complex, has been documented in new images by hufton + crow. the architectural photographers took the atmospheric images while recently shooting in copenhagen. copenhill, also known as ‘amager bakke’, completed in 2019 after breaking ground in 2013. hufton + crow’s images detail the progress that the site has made in the meantime, with the structure immersed in greenery and the world’s tallest climbing wall scaling its façade.

bjarke ingels group copenhill
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designed alongside landscape architecture firm SLA, bjarke ingels group conceived copenhill as a piece of public infrastructure with ‘intended social side-effects’. due to its location on the waterfront, where raw industrial facilities have become the site for extreme sports, from wakeboarding to go-kart racing, the new power plant adds skiing, hiking, and rock climbing to the growing list of recreational activities. however, the internal facilities integrate the latest technologies in waste treatment and energy production. 

bjarke ingels group copenhill

 

 

as a power plant, copenhill is so clean that we have been able to turn its building mass into the bedrock of the social life of the city — its façade is climbable, its roof is hikeable, and its slopes are skiable,’ said bjarke ingels when the project opened. the project also includes the highest viewing plateau in the city and a tree-lined running trail designed by SLA. this green roof also helps create a biodiverse landscape that simultaneously absorbs heat, removes air particulates, and minimizes stormwater runoff. see here for designboom’s previous coverage of the project, and see other buildings photographed by hufton + crow here.

bjarke ingels group copenhill

bjarke ingels group copenhill

bjarke ingels group copenhill

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bjarke ingels group copenhill

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

bjarke ingels group's copenhill energy plant photographed by hufton + crow

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: copenhill / amager bakke
type: international competition
size: 41,000 sqm / 441,300 sqf
location: copenhagen, denmark
client: amager ressourcecenter
collaborators: detailed design: SLA, lüchinger+meyer, MOE, rambøll, jesper kongshaug, and BIG ideas; competition: AKT, topotek 1, man made land, realities:united
thanks to: A.P. møller fonden, lokale og anlægsfonden, nordea fonden, fonden R98, københavns kommune, frederiksberg kommune, tårnby kommune, dragør kommune og hvidovre kommune
photography: hufton + crow

 

BIG–bjarke ingels group
partners-in-charge: bjarke ingels, david zahle, jakob lange, brian yang
project leader: jesper boye andersen, nanna gyldholm møller, claus hermansen
team: alberto cumerlato, aleksander wadas, alexander codda, alexander ejsing, alexandra gustafsson, alina tamosiunaite, armor gutierrez, anders hjortnæs, andreas klok pedersen, annette jensen, ariel wallner, ask andersen, balaj iiulian, blake smith, borko nikolic, brygida zawadzka, buster christensen, chris falla, chris zhongtian yuan, daniel selensky, dennis rasmussen, espen vik, finn nørkjær, franck fdida, gonzalo castro, gül ertekin, george abraham, helen chen, henrick poulsen, henrik rømer kania, horia spirescu, jakob ohm laursen, jelena vucic, jeppe ecklon, ji-young yoon, jing xu, joanna jakubowska, johanna nenander, kamilla heskje, katarzyna siedlecka, krzysztof marciszewski, laura wätte, liang wang, lise jessen, long zuo, maciej zawadzki, mads enggaard stidsen, marcelina kolasinska, marcos bano, maren allen, mathias bank, matti nørgaard, michael andersen, narisara ladawal schröder, niklas a. rasch, nynne madsen, øssur nolsø, pero vukovic, richard howis, ryohei koike, se hyeon kim, simon masson, sunming lee, toni mateu, xing xiong, zoltan david kalaszi, tore banke, yehezkiel wiliardy

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