Two world’s first 3D printed reinforced concrete bridges

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Yesterday (20 September), the world’s first reinforced concrete bicycle bridge was opened in Gemert (in Dutch), the Netherlands. On the same day, a scale model of a girder for the world’s first 3D printed car bridge ...

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Circl: a completely circular and innovative pavilion

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The recently opened Circl pavilion in Amsterdam is the first completely circular building in the Netherlands. Materia was one of the companies to advise on the use of sustainable and circular materials. The pavilion, an ...

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Exhale: a bionic chandelier that uses algae to clean the air

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Engineer and designer Julian Melchiorri used algae to design his bionic chandelier Exhale, designed to purify the air. The chandelier consists of 70 ‘petals’ in 3 different sizes. Each petal contains green algae, which are ...

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Building with bamboo on World Bamboo Day

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Today (18 September) is World Bamboo Day. At Materia, we love bamboo, as it is one of the most sustainable and versatile materials in the world. You can, for example, spin into a fabric and ...

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The 5 finalists (and 1 winner) of the Green Challenge 2017

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The Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a large, international competition focused on sustainable entrepreneurship. The winner and runner-up receive EUR 500,000 and 200,000 respectively to further develop their ideas, while the other finalists receive ...

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Waterbench: sitting on water (storage)

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Living in a tropical climate faces a lot of challenges, not in the least because periods of rain are often followed by droughts. With his Waterbench, Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel provides a place ...

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