Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder
The Danish architect firm BIG has designed Amager Bakke: An 85-meter-high man-made mountain, which is to be both the world’s best and most environmentally friendly energy plant and at the same time an architectonic building with a ski-slope and a chimney on top which blows out a smoke ring every time a ton of CO2 is lead out.
Before even starting any actual construction, Amager Bakke is named out to be a prestige building. A showcase. But it turns out that the high ambitions will be difficult to realize.
In MAN-MADE MOUNTAIN, we follow the star architects in BIG, the singing constructor, a smith in a blue kettle-suit and a Swedish chaos pilot. We see them through their ups and downs: From popping champagne at the architect competition in 2011 to the opening of Amager Bakke in 2018.
It is the story of our trash, challenges and dreams. A story of people, who each fight for what they believe in, but in the end, is completely dependent on each other to succeed.