THE STEAM RING: A POWER PLANT WITH INTEGRITY

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Air pollution from power plants has been a major issue in our world since the industrial era. CO2 emissions pumped into the air have harmful effects on the surrounding environment and community, and architectural company, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is changing the game. “Based on an original art proposal by the Berlin-based artists realities:united, we are designing the chimney to utilize the plant’s excess steam in collaboration with Peter Madsen’s Rumlaboratorium, as well as the Danish Technical University”. They are creating an innovative steam ring generator into a Waste to Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The smokestack will release a 21 meter in diameter ring of steam every time a ton of CO2 is burned in the plant.

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This project is a step in the right direction for eco friendly initiatives in manufacturing. By having a transparent processing method, it will broaden the conversation and further push other companies to try and do something about pollution as well. This installation is also an art piece that will bring beauty to Copenhagen’s inhabitants.

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Projecting your carbon footprint may be the trend of the near future. Check out and support BIG’s Kickstarter to back their final prototype before the final installation in 2017.

Story By: Briana Dorton
Images By: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

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