Visiting CopenHill

CopenHill: radical collaboration for a clean and green future.

This new power plant is capable of converting 440,000 tons of waste into clean energy annually. It provides green electricity & heating to 150.000 houses in the city.  When taking the elevator up to the roof, you can get a glimpse into the waste factory. Once on the rooftop, you can find an area to drink, eat or simply hang out and enjoy the breathtaking views. But again that is not all.

CopenHill is also an epicenter for urban mountain sports like skiing & snowboarding, hiking, and running, and offers the highest artificial climbing wall in the world. The dazzling 85-meter high wall is installed at the front of the facade.

A revolutionary idea that was created by the architects of BIG. “CopenHill is a blatant architectural expression of something that would otherwise have remained invisible. Now it is not only the cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world, it is also a destination in the city,” said Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG. “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 facade is climbable, its roof is hikeable and its slopes are skiable” he continued. “A crystal clear example of hedonistic sustainability – that a sustainable city is not only better for the environment – it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.”

The building also has a 600m2 education center where they give workshops and sustainable conferences.

CopenHill is an amazing example of a city with a vision. A radical collaboration with future-proof experts and an inspiring place to visit when in Copenhagen.

If you want to learn more about this radical example of collaboration for a cleaner and greener future, and see how your organization can create a positive impact on people and the planet, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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