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Erick van Egeraat unveils a rubbish scheme

A load of Danish rubbish. That’s what Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat's new incinerator in Roskilde, Denmark has been designed to handle.

The huge, international-competition-winning scheme for the waste management company Kara/Noveren will ‘culminate in a 100m-tall spire’.

Apparently this will pay ‘due respect’ to the historic twin-towered Roskilde Cathedral.

The snappily titled Incineration Line 6 building, which is due to open in 2013, will provide electricity and heating for the area.

Describing the scheme, the practice said: ‘Laser-cut circular openings cover the raw umber-coloured aluminium facade. At night, backlighting of the perforated facade transforms the incinerator into a glowing beacon, symbolising the energy production inside the facility.

‘For a few minutes every hour a spark gradually grows into a blazing flame eating up the entire building. The metaphoric fire then ceases, and the building falls into a state of burning embers’.

Sounds like a load of hot air.

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