Archinect - News 2016-02-12T19:32:01-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/142438375/the-ski-slope-on-top-of-a-building-s-roof-thing-may-be-coming-to-kazakhstan The ski-slope-on-top-of-a-building's-roof thing may be coming to Kazakhstan Alexander Walter 2015-12-02T13:53:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:39:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8ac82a99a3de5fd00cbeb63f8fa928d5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000ft ski slope, running from the roof to the ground. The proposed project was devised by a group of architects, led by Shokhan Mataibekov, who were inspired by Kazakhstan's exceedingly long, cold winter. [...] Enter House Slalom, a multi-purpose, 21-storey building comprised of shops on the ground floor, 421 flats on the upper floors, and an outdoor ski slope running alongside the building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The idea looks strangely <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104120/big-puts-a-ski-slope-on-copenhagen-s-new-waste-to-energy-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">familiar</a>...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12304811/bjarke-ingels-designs-incinerator-that-doubles-as-ski-slope-in-copenhagen Bjarke Ingels designs incinerator that doubles as ski slope in Copenhagen Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0b0b9ba6710d111e1377c91ed0af547.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you turn a 100-metre-tall incinerator in the heart of Copenhagen into a social and cultural hub? By building a ski slope on the roof, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We also <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104120/big-puts-a-ski-slope-on-copenhagen-s-new-waste-to-energy-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">published news of this project back in January</a>.</p>