The final designs for one of 2018’s most awaited projects have been revealed, as SLA has released plans for the 170,000-square-foot (16,000-square-meter) park and ski slope that will cap the BIG-designed Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Initially master planned by BIG, the unique design seeks to reclaim a typically unused element of a building for the public through the introduction of nature-filled program. During summer months, the SLA-designed rooftop activity park will provide visitors with hiking trails, playgrounds, fitness structures, trail running, climbing walls, and of course, incredible views. In the winter, the park will be joined by a over 1,640 feet (500 meters) of ski slopes designed by BIG. Rising 289 feet (88 meters) into the air, the landscape design required special attention be paid to selecting series of trees and plants that could handle difficult living conditions and a steeply sloping terrain. In addition to security and safety needs, heat from the facility’s large energy boilers also needed to be negotiated, as in certain points earth temperatures may reach as high as 140 degrees fahrenheit (60 degrees celsius).
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