Erick van Egeraat unveils a rubbish scheme
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.