Gothic external facade

Waste recyling facility, Roskilde

In addition to it’s music festival and the UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral, the 10th largest city in Denmark, Roskilde, has a striking new addition to it’s landscape; a waste recycling plant that is a cathedral in its own right.


The new plant will provide heat and power for Roskilde by incinerating waste from nine surrounding municipalities. Designed by architect Erick van Egeraat, the building is a modern counterpoint to the Romanesque-Gothic Roskilde Cathedral.

The iconic plant boasts an amber-coloured metal facade that has random sized perforations, which is internally lit. This helps to create a luminous landmark that glows throughout the night. A hot dip galvanized sub-structure supports the external façade, creating a climatic barrier.


Architect: Erick van Egeraat

Image: Tim Van de Velde

Posted on May 11, 2016 by untitled

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