Danish Architecture Center

Bring on the waste

Photo by: Rasmus Hjortshøj

Exhibition period

16. January - 17. April 2017

Theme

Sustainable

Inside our children’s exhibition, “Bring on the waste” visitors learned about upcycling – how to transform waste into something brand new!

What exactly can you use old egg boxes, milk cartons or bicycle tubes for? There are so many fun products that are the result of upcycling – shirts, bags, shoes – you name it.

Upcycling is not just about recycling. It is about transforming waste into something brand new and maybe even better. Upcycling is about recycling things, which would otherwise end up as rubbish, and turning them into something new and exciting.

The visitors could explore the world of products and learn, for instance, how to make an entire floor out of corks. Drawing inspiration from the Upcycle House. It is constructed entirely out of recycled materials: old containers, polystyrene boxes – not to mention a cut-up skating rink!

In the exhibition you could even help to construct a house out of upcycled materials. We had designed the ground plan. We needed the visitors to build the house so we could throw a house-warming party! The house was built mainly out of milk cartons instead of bricks. Meanwhile, in our workshop you could add your own personal touch to your brick.

In the workshop you could also construct your own little speaker for your mobile phone and take it home as a souvenir!

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