Denmark's new cultural energy plant

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Copenhagen's new waste-to-energy plant currently under construction is to help the country win more medals at the next winter Olympics.

Sounds confusing? Not if you realise that this comes from the imagination of one of the world's most talented architects, Bjarke Ingels.

The Amager Resource Centre already provides recycled materials, electricity and district heating back to the residents of the city. The company says it now wants to offer a multi-functional, social and cultural facility with an emphasis on sustainability.

Apart from more green energy, ARC says, the city inhabitants will get first-class architecture and a new recreational facility. ARC currently delivers 150,000 households with energy, taking in waste from nearly 600,000 residents and businesses.