Discover the innovation and science Beneath The Surface

Innovation is a product of curious minds, good data and ambitious goals. Without it, we couldn’t achieve what is required to create a more sustainable future - Or, indeed, to win races. But the innovations that make it possible to really lower the world’s emissions and make it possible to sail 100kph in a 50ft sailboat rarely get the credit they deserve. They are hidden beneath the surface – inside walls, hulls, materials, computers and minds. We want to put what’s beneath the surface in the spotlight.

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France Sail Grand Prix , SailGP, 2021, Saint-Tropez, Denmark
Circularity
09 Sep 2021

A holiday for the beach | How the beaches of Saint Tropez re-energise off-season

Every summer, the rich and famous flock to stunning Pampelonne beach to relax, recuperate and be seen in the hip beach bars that Saint Tropez is renowned for. But what if the beach bars disappeared at the season’s end? Could this give the beach itself a much-needed holiday from the holiday makers?

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ROCKWOOL Denmark Grand Prix, SailGP, 2021, Aarhus, Denmark
Circularity
18 Aug 2021

Circularity with a smile – that’s Aarhus

Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus is known as the City of Smiles. And when it comes to embracing the circular lifestyle, there’s lots to smile about. Wherever you go in this cool compact city, you’ll find examples of how Aarhus is blazing a trail in reuse, reducing waste and innovative solutions focused on minimizing environmental impact.

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Circularity, webinar, nl
Circularity
13 Aug 2021

What do empty cans have in common with vegetables grown in stone wool?

By returning bottles and cans to the deposit machine in the supermarket, they can be exchanged for cash. This is a classic example of the circular economy – a way to keep materials in use for as long as possible.

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Circular house prototype by Tom Jersø
Circularity
11 Aug 2021

Not just home sweet home but a material bank

It’s not often you hear architects talking about demolishing a building that they are designing. But that’s what happened during the planning phase of Circle house in Lisbjerg. Because if you want to design according to the principles of circularity, you have to consider what happens to the building beyond its intended lifetime.

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Pointe Claire Event Landing page
Renovation
Fire safety
14 Jul 2021

Fire resilience – One more reason to ride the renovation wave

From helping our economies to recover post-pandemic to battling climate change, the reasons to ride the wave are many. But one compelling benefit is too important to be overlooked – the unique opportunity to upgrade the fire safety of buildings all over the world.

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Fireman, Fire, Stairs, Building
Fire safety
14 Jul 2021

Did you know that fires today develop more than six times faster than in the 1950s?

It’s true! Yet in our comfortable modern lives, our thoughts rarely turn to fire safety. However, the disturbing fact remains that fires in modern buildings develop five to ten times faster than they did just 70 years ago.

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