19 Jan '12, 8am

Barcelona to build carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in 2015

Barcelona to build carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in 2015

Barcelona: average temperature during the day: 20 °C (68 °F). Below zero? Hardly ever. Nearest skiing resort in winter: less than 2 hours away in the Pyrenees . Regardless, an artificial indoor ski slope in Barcelona is underway for 2015. Ski Dubai , an indoor ski hall in the desert, has inspired businesses in Barcelona to build one too, in a redevelopment area of La Zona Franca, to boost the local economy. At least, Barcelona's Snow World will be carbon-neutral ; the first of its kind! © B01 Arquitectes The Dutch company SnowWorld , builders of Ski Dubai , got together with B01 Arquitectes in Barcelona in order to make sure that this indoor ski resort has a smaller ecological footprint than its precedents. A 39,000 m2 dome should house a ski hill as well as an ice skating ring. All this in the name of sustainable redevelopment of a currently disused industrial area into a...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/infrastructure/barcelona-build-...

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