Waste recyling facility, Roskilde | Galvanizers Association
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Waste recyling facility, Roskilde

In addition to it’s music festival and the UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral, the 10th largest city in Denmark, Roskilde, has a striking new addition to it’s landscape; a waste recycling plant that is a cathedral in its own right.

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The new plant will provide heat and power for Roskilde by incinerating waste from nine surrounding municipalities. Designed by architect Erick van Egeraat, the building is a modern counterpoint to the Romanesque-Gothic Roskilde Cathedral.

The iconic plant boasts an amber-coloured metal facade that has random sized perforations, which is internally lit. This helps to create a luminous landmark that glows throughout the night. A hot dip galvanized sub-structure supports the external façade, creating a climatic barrier.

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Architect: Erick van Egeraat

Image: Tim Van de Velde

Posted on May 11, 2016 by untitled

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