Team for Amagerværket Power Plant wins competition

May 21 2015 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
We are excited to be part of the winning team for the Amagerværket Power Plant competition in Copenhagen.

Copyright/ Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Copyright/ Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Gottlieb Paludan Architects have been selected as the winners of an extensive competition to design the new biomass unit on the Amagerværket power plant. The team also includes Møller & Grønborg as the landscape architect, with the lighting design provided by us.

The power plant is located just 2 km from Copenhagen downtown. The new biomass-fired CHP unit at Amagerværket, called BIO4, is part of Greater Copenhagen Utility and Copenhagen Local Authority’s joint ambition to create the world’s first CO2-neutral capital by 2025.

The vision is for the BIO4 unit to become a beacon for sustainable heat production and an excursion spot for tourists and Copenhageners alike, with the recurrent theme in the teams' proposal being the forest as a place and a source of CO2-neutral biofuel. The forest theme was developed in the design of the façade by hanging tree trunks, which create surprising aesthetic and spatial experiences both from afar and close up. Visitors are invited to move through this forest of tree trunks via a spectacular staircase, from which a glimpse may be caught of the sustainable energy production. The stairs lead to a viewing platform rich in plants, which will also work as an information platform, where visitors have the opportunity to learn more about energy consumption and production as well as sustainability.