A Power Plant that Puffs Smoke Rings

In addition to having both a ski slope and a rock-climbing wall on its exterior, Copenhagen’s future Amager Resource Center—designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)—plans to include a smoke stack that will emit massive steam rings into the sky. The steam rings will signify each time the super-clean energy plant generates a ton of carbon dioxide, reminding the city’s residents of what’s really going on inside and how their daily activities affect the environment. While the concept was unveiled a while back, BIG has just taken to Kickstarter to acquire the funds to test a 1/3 scale model before constructing the final design in 2017.