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  • Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre
    At a glance 2 min

    Ski slopes on the roof of a waste treatment centre

    Danish architect’s firm BIG has a slightly loopy project in mind: creating an artificial ski slope on the roof of a waste treatment centre. Their project is about to come to fruition and is scheduled ...

  • The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!
    At a glance 1 min

    The Smart Window, a connected PVC window!

    Home automation systems are becoming increasingly popular. Buildings are becoming smart and windows are no strangers to this new development and modernisation. Proof of this is the Smart Window, which...

  • The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge
    At a glance 2 min

    The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge

    The world’s largest 3D-printed footbridge is 15.25 metres long, 3.8 metres wide and 1.2 metres tall. It was created in China. It took Chinese construction company SMCC and filament manufacturer 3D ...

  • Construction: plastics on the worksite
    Daily life 7 min

    Construction: plastics on the worksite

    Plastics play a key role in the construction sector. In Europe, over 20% of the polymers produced are used in construction and public works, and innovations keep on coming. Although their intrinsic pr...

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