Part of the school’s New Neighbour project
Bank of Materials is housed in Aarhus School of Architecture’s new container building, New Neighbour. Which is located at the construction site of our future school: NEW AARCH. You are welcome to drop by during opening hours and see the materials. You will find New Neighbour in Aarhus at Skovgaardsgade 5A.
Besides housing the material bank, New Neighbour comprises an office community for several small businesses and entrepreneurs. It also contains teaching facilities the school can use for workshops and project work that are not held at the school’s current address at Nørreport.
‘The construction industry as a whole uses a lot of resources and materials. This is something we are very aware of at Aarhus School of Architecture. This is why we want to explore new approaches to sustainability. Bank of Materials allows us to explore the potential of surplus materials. And the project also matches the school’s vision: Engaging through Architecture’, says Kristine Leth Juul.
Anyone can apply to use the materials
Bank of Materials invites all who are interested to experiment with the materials and show how they can be transformed and given new life. If you have an idea or project that you would like to share, visit www.bankofmaterials.org to learn more about how you apply for access to the materials.
Selected projects that make use of the materials will be on display in Onsite Gallery, the architecture gallery of Aarhus School of Architecture, on 15 December 2019.