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We can be sustainable and have fun!

How Copenhagen launches Copenhill to allow us to ski, hike and climb in a city without hills

Over ten years ago, I had the pleasure to meet Bjarke Ingels. I already thought at the time he was the best architect of his generation and probably the most creative of the XXIth century. I have been, since, a fan of every project.

Today, as we are all starting finally to be concerned by our Environment on a daily basis, I wanted to highlight his latest oeuvre: Copenhill. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll, CopenHill opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025.

CopenHill is inaugurated ahead of the C40 Mayors Summit hosted in Copenhagen this year, a landmark gathering of 96 member cities committed to bold action on climate change. Check the next video where Ingels draws his thoughts.