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When the carbon footprint takes on poetic overtones

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In less than ten years, Copenhagen has made a commitment to become the first neutral capital in the world. carbon dioxide emission. The Danes have carried out actions in all directions to achieve this objective: setting up a high-capacity wind farm, encouraging the use of bicycles to travel around town (half of the town's population already does so), an incentive policy to build green roofs, the introduction of a dissuasive tax of 180 % on car imports, etc. The Danish government has also taken steps to encourage the use of bicycles to travel around town.
 
Mut, among the most poetic incitements that the city has ever imagined, there is a chimney, which will be a visible signal from everywhere. A skyward pointing projection of a factory about to be built on Copenhagen harbour. This factory, with the sweet name ofAmager Bakke is a waste treatment plant designed by the very creative architectural firm BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP.
 
The characteristic of this chimney is to send huge rings of steam, similar to Sioux signals, into the Copenhagen sky every time a tonne of carbon dioxide is produced by the plant. The ambition of the architects promoting the project, which is being financed by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, is not to hide but on the contrary to show in the most visible way the carbon footprint that the factory emits. The aim is to inform and raise awareness among the city's inhabitants about the impact of each of our actions on greenhouse gas emissions. Architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange say on their fundraising page : "By projecting our carbon footprint into the skies over Copenhagen, we provide residents with simple and intuitive information about the consequences of the decisions they make for their lives and the city they want to live in.
 
 
This plant, which will be installed in 2017 between a marina and a marina basin, is considered by ArchDaily like It is "one of the most radical architectural representations to incite the public to commit to its future".  
 
(Source: Quartz)
Illustrations © BIG
 
 
 

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