The international architecture collective Superuse considers design not as a linear, but circular process of use and re-use. It focuses on the latent properties of used materials and how these offer an added value to new products and buildings. Their work is based on the Blue Economy, a holistic view of nature, mankind and economy with the aim of no longer producing waste, but rather returning everything to the material cycle. For advocates of this principle, Superuse are currently transforming a former adventure pool in Rotterdam into the BlueCity circular hub, where they also work themselves.

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Blade–Made is a cooperation between Superuse, New Citizen Design and Newton Brown Urban Design to (re)use End of Life wind turbine blades in large-scale design as a viable alternative to, or step prior to, blade recycling. Wind blades have inherent design, engineering, material, aesthetic, ergonomic and iconic properties that make them suitable as building elements. Blade–Made transforms these waste blades into long lasting objects that are functional, beautiful and sustainable, such as playgrounds, urban furniture, sound barriers, bridges and more.

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Bio: Jos de Krieger is one of the partners of Superuse and Founder of Blade–Made. Jos has been working on the reuse of materials for over 15 years. He was creative director for Festa and speaker at TedX in Christchurch (NZ) in 2016. With Blade–Made he is chosen as Impact Pioneer of the Year 2022 with the Blade–Made concept by the Impact Program curated by TEDxAmsterdam (NL). Besides Superuse and Blade–Made he is a research mentor for TU Delft graduate students at the Faculty of Architecture.

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