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Here's How BIG's Power Plant Ski Slope Will Blow Smoke Rings

Here's How BIG's Power Plant Ski Slope Will Blow Smoke Rings

When BIG's proposal for Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, was unveiled in 2011, there was a lot for skeptics to pick apart. Is it really possible to run a publicly accessible ski slope on the roof of an industrial building? Would they really be able to make it blow giant smoke (or rather, steam) rings? The whole idea seemed rather too good to be true. The project's ground breaking in 2013 may have silenced some critics, but the video above should convince the rest of the design's feasibility.

The video shows a test from August in which a miniaturized version of the smoke ring-blowing chimney finally demonstrates the concept. According to Danish website Ingeniøren, in the months since, the design has undergone further refinement by Peter Madsen, the artist, aerospace engineer and inventor that BIG brought in to develop the chimney, and is ready for another major test tomorrow at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Here's How BIG's Power Plant Ski Slope Will Blow Smoke Rings" 24 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/601952/here-s-how-big-s-power-plant-ski-slope-will-blow-smoke-rings/> ISSN 0719-8884
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