Copenhagen Turns Mountain of Waste Into Sport
What do you do with the mountain of waste that a major city produces? It is a continuing question. And, Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – has come up with an answer. Ski on it!
The waste is inside Copenhill, a waste treatment factory 10 minutes from the center of the city. The main building is a futuristic-looking structure 85 meters high. It includes a long hill from the top of the building to the ground. The hill is covered in a material called "neveplast" creating a snowless ski slope.
"I think everybody is surprised to start with when they look at it and it's not snow," said Christian Ingels, the director at Copenhill.
He said that, after one or two tries on the neveplast hill, "you feel exactly like skiing."
Danish designer Bjarke Ingels designed the place – an important step in Copenhagen's aim of becoming the world's first carbon-neutral capital. He wanted to build a waste treatment factory that local people are happy to see in their neighborhood. It seems to be working.
Visiting skier Pelle Hansen said being able to ski in the middle of a city is a wonderful experience.
Instead of "having to go six, seven, eight or ten hours" to a ski area, "you can be here in ten minutes," he said.
The factory will also burn waste from about 600,000 homes and 68,000 businesses to produce electricity. Some of the other waste will be recycled.
The company began in 2017 and the sports area will open permanently this spring. The ski slopes will stay open throughout the year.
"It's fantastic that one can ski without snow," said visitor Tommy Christensen. "It's a...different experience than skiing in real snow, but it's my second run and I'll try it again. It looks promising."
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你会如何处理大城市产生的堆积如山的垃圾？这是一个永久性的问题 。丹麦首都哥本哈根也提出了一项解决方案 。改为滑雪场！
这些垃圾被放置在距市中心10分钟车程的垃圾处理厂Copenhill内 。主楼是一栋高85米的未来主义建筑 。该楼还包括从楼顶延伸到地面的斜坡 。斜坡被一种叫做“neveplast”的材料覆盖，形成了一座无雪的滑雪场 。
“我想，大家发现“此滑雪场”非“彼滑雪场”的时候都很惊讶，”Copenhill垃圾厂的主任克里斯蒂安·英格尔斯（Christian Ingels）说道 。
丹麦设计师比亚克（Bjarke Ingels）设计了这栋建筑——这是哥本哈根成为世界上首个碳中和首都的重要一步 。他想建造一间垃圾处理厂，让当地的社区居民乐意接受 。而这栋建筑似乎能一箭双雕 。
来前来滑雪的佩尔汉森（Pelle Hansen）表示，能在城市中心滑雪是一种美妙的体验 。
该工厂还将通过燃烧约60万户家庭和6.8万家企业的垃圾发电 。其他一些垃圾将被回收利用 。
该工厂于2017年开业，今年春天将永久开放该滑雪区 。滑雪场地全年开放 。
游客汤米·克里斯滕森（Tommy Christensen）说：“能在无雪环境下滑雪真是太棒了 。”“这是一次与真实滑雪不同的全新体验，这是我的第二次滑雪，我还会再来 。它看起来很有前景 。”