The plant will incinerate waste, from nine surrounding municipalities and from many places abroad to produce electricity and heat power for the whole region of Roskilde. To provide the huge new incinerator line, planned in a relatively flat landscape and next to the relatively small city of Roskilde with a suitable appearance, an international design competition was organized. In 2008 the jury unanimously selected the design proposed by Erick van Egeraat. The design presents an iconic expression for the otherwise functional architecture of the local waste management company Kara/Noveren’s next generation incineration line. The façade consists of two layers: the inner layer is the skin which provides the actual climatic barrier, allowing the second skin to be treated more freely – raw umber-coloured aluminium plates with an irregular pattern of laser cut circular holes. The aluminium plates are treated to give them the desired colour and patina at day time. At night, the programmable lighting, installed between the two facades, gives the building an additional metaphor.
House of Patios AR arquitetos
Cartography portraits - Ed Fairburn
Ed Fairburn explains, ‘I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines.’
This quote by the artist really links in with this brief as I am required to combine two processes to complete my final design, so looking at Fairburn’s work really has given me inspiration from a technical perspective not just visually.
Boomboxes, 1970s-80s. From: Boombox Project, iconic series by photographer Lyle Owerko. Exhibit Mint Museum, Charlotte, til Oct 19th 2014.
WAÏF: Illuminated ceilings by Pipilotti Rist