What a waste

Bryghuspladsen 10, 01473 Kopenhagen Map
Mon–Sun 10 am–6 pm, Thu 10 am–9 pm

In connection with the 3daysofdesign festival in Copenhagen, Danish Architecture Center is opening an exhibition called ‘What a Waste’ in collaboration with THE UP-CYCL. The exhibition focuses on how waste materials from one production line can become new products for other manufacturers. ‘What a Waste’ opens on June 7, 2023. ‘What a Waste’ is an exhibition that focuses on solving one of the world's most complex problems: waste created by industry and overproduction of virgin raw materials. Each year, several million tons of New Waste material ends up in landfills without ever being used.

Rikke Ullersted, founder of THE UPCYCL, says: “The industrial sector produces enormous amounts waste to satiate our increasing consumption. Waste is piling up at landfills, and it’s a huge loss of valuable resources, as well as a waste of emissions. But there are solutions, and they are being created in collaborations between the companies participating in THE UPCYCL, which include representatives from both heavy industry and development companies.”

The term New Waste covers completely unused, uniform and reliable materials left over from large-scale production.
 The exhibition ‘What a Waste’ displays solutions created by companies that use New Waste from industry in their supply chain instead of virgin materials. You can explore different New Waste materials from the Danish industrial sector and be inspired by the question: How can these materials be used by designers, creators, architects and developers in the future?