The waste-to-energy plant, Amager Resource Center, is located in an industrial area, that throughout the years, has turned into an extreme sport destination for thrill seekers. Different extreme sports activities take place in the raw industrial facilities such as cable wake boarding, go-kart racing, and rock climbing among others. The Amager Resource Center is the most significant landmark in the area and the building is in need of renewal. BIG propose a new breed of waste-to-energy plant, one that is economically, environmentally, and socially profitable. Instead of considering Amager Resource Center as an isolated object, we mobilize the architecture and intensify the relationship between the building and the city—expanding the existing activities in the area by turning the roof of the new Amager Resource Center into a ski slope for the citizens of Copenhagen.
The new plant establishes Amager Resource Center as an innovator on an urban scale, redefining the relationship between the waste plant and the city. It will be both iconic and integrated, a destination in itself, and a reflection on the progressive vision of the company.
Lasse Vestergård (a 22 years old LEGO fan from Denmark) have built the LEGO model in scale 1:200.
ARC is an Incinerator placed in Amager near to Copenhagen centrum. The roof of the building is an artificial ski slope, where it will be possible to ski all year round.
The geometry of the roofscape supports three slopes of different gradients. Besides the ski slope there will also be green forest areas like a real mountain, and a big climbing wall.
On the top of the slope, there will be a viewing plateau and a little café. The building is still under construction and will be finished in the end of 2018.
The walls of the building have a very characteristic net structure.
Lasse have used around 4000 LEGO Technic liftarms to build this net structure.