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Big Vortex: Power Plant with a Ski Slope

You don’t usually associate power plant with fun, but that’s exactly what Tim and Jan Edler of architecture and design studio Realities:United had in mind. Behold the Big Vortex, a waste-to-energy power-plant for Copenhagen that doubles as a ski slope, complete with a smoke ring generator to remind people about CO2 emissions: Each smoke ring, approximately [...]