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A power station being built in Denmark will have a 1.5-kilometre ski slope on its roof, according to reports in the Danish press.

Architecture company the Bjarke Ingels Group plan to wrap the 3.5 billion Kroner combined heat and power (CHP) plant in a 90-metre high transparent shell topped with an artificial ski surface slope. And at 1.5 kilometres, the artificial slope will be the world's longest.

The slope will be accessed by a lift inside the building. Once at the top, skiers will be able to enjoy views of Copenhagen and even Sweden, before sliding back down.

'A CHP plant with a ski slope on the roof is a great example of a city and a building which is ecological, economical and socially viable,' said Bjarke Ingels, founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group.

Work is expected to begin next year. The ski slope - and power plant - is due to open in 2016.