Making A Mountain

(Making A Mountain)

A mountain has been rising in flat Copenhagen since 2019. Climbers climb it, skiers ski on it, and smoke billows from the chimneys. Mount Amager is a futuristic waste incinerator.

The tender for a new, greener incinerator opened up an opportunity for architect Bjarke Ingels. He won over the jury mainly with the novelty of his design: he conceived the whole building as an artificial hill, one that is open to visitors for sporting, social or simply aesthetic experiences. The documentary maps the implementation of the entire project in condensed form. It shows the architect's perspective and the various pitfalls that the ambitious vision have inevitably brought. In time-lapse footage from various stages of the construction, he slowly lets the building itself come to life.

About the film

Director: Rikke Selin Fokdal, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Denmark
2020 | 52 min.

Language: Danish, English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Category

UnEarthed

Director

Rikke Selin Fokdal

Filmography
2020 - Making a mountain

Rikke Selin Fokdal

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Filmography
2020 - Making a mountain
2019 - Don't Give a Fox
2018 - Fantasy Fantasy
2017 - Waiting for the Sun
2017 - Big Time: Historien om Bjarke Ingels

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

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