Amager Bakke - Waste to Energy plant

A green energy plant combined with recreational areas
Amager Bakke - Waste to Energy plant
Context & Issues

The new Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant is an exceptional building by virtue of both its striking steel structure and an original approach to embedding the facility within the urban community. For this combined heat and power plant has been designed to accommodate a recreational centre – a rooftop facility incorporating ski slopes and ski lifts, a climbing wall, a running path and a hiking area and offering spectacular views of the city.

The project is the first of its kind in the world and saw our MOE business unit harness its unique skillset in the design of multi-purpose plants. Having already picked up the Tekla Global BIM Award for its use of digital tools, in 2019 the project was awarded the European Steel Prize for its “ambitious vision for how a green energy plant can be combined with recreational areas that encourage adventure, play and movement”.    

Project characteristics
  • Floor area: 43 000 m2
  • Height: 85 m