Amager Power Station, BIO4/Plant Power
Gottlieb Paludan Architects are the architects for a new biomass-fuelled CHP unit and a master plan for the Amager Power Station.
”The forest” is the recurring architectural theme for both the new CHP unit at Amager Power Station and the master plan for the future development of the area, as it symbolises renewable resources.
The planting of trees is a principal, distinguishing element of the shaping of the landscape. The CHP unit is enclosed by a deep facade constructed of suspended tree trunks. This illustrates the visions of Greater Copenhagen Utility (HOFOR) and the City of Copenhagen for green energy supplies through powerful architecture which tangibly depicts the changeover from fossil fuels to retnewable energy.
The building incorporates itself into the technically-based geometrics of the CHP peninsula, but infuses the peninsula with a new architectural expression at the same time. Local residents are encouraged to get close to the production processes, without compromising the security required.
The plant is an important element of the City of Copenhagen’s efforts to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.