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In Bjarke Ingels' World, Power Plants are Rainbow Playgrounds

As the construction of Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels' sci-fi-esque ski-slope/waste-to-energy plant gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark, it appears Sweden is yearning for its own power plant with a Bjarke Ingels twist. As Design Boom reports, last year the Swedish city of Uppsala invited Ingels to design a biomass cogeneration plant that would help with energy production during the winter months. And now, Ingels has unveiled his proposal for an energy facility that's entirely enclosed by a giant geodesic dome.

Just like Ingels' Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant for Copenhagen, this proposal for Uppsala also aims to change how people perceive power plants. It's just that instead of adding a ski slope, this scheme adds a "greenhouse" that people can venture into and explore during the offseason. It's unclear whether Uppsala will actually built this design, but in the meantime, there's still that similarly wild bio-dome Amazon headquarters to look forward to in Seattle.

· Bjarke Ingels Group Proposes to Top Uppsala Power Plant with a Geodesic Dome [Design Boom]
· Here Now, Bjarke Ingels' Ski Slope/Waste Plant Up Close [Curbed National]
· All Bjarke Ingels coverage [Curbed National]