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At Superuse, waste rotor blades are seen as structural and aesthetic elements for large-scale, worldwide use in design and architecture. Blade made designs reduce wind energy waste and provide an opportunity for later recovery of valuable composite materials.
If only 5% of The Netherlands’ yearly production of urban furniture such as playgrounds, public seating, and bus shelters were made using waste rotor blades, then all of The Netherlands’ estimated 400* waste rotor blades produced annually would be removed from the waste stream.
(* ~2000 wind turbines, assuming 15-year blade lifespan) ☢︎ = 1000 MW = ±10 tonnes composite material
The latest research shows that we will face around 43 million tonnes of wind turbine blade material waste worldwide.
(Pu Liu a & Claire Y. Barlow, 2017)
State-of-the-art review of product stewardship strategies for large
Lead by Daniel Martinez-Marquez, with Nick Florin , Wayne Hall, Peter Majewski, Hao Wang, Rodney A. Stewart.
“Architects can play a fundamental role by using waste, and what’s more, ingenuity, to convert waste into structures that are useful, imaginative, and beautiful.”
Bahamón & Sa njinés 2010
From the book: REMATERIAL : From Waste to Architecture'.
Superuse designed shelters for the thousands of daily commuters at the bus and train station at Almere Poort, the Netherlands. The durable and indestructible shelter design uses four 30m rotor blades. Waste rotor blades are easy to find in Almere, being Flevoland the first province in terms of wind energy production.
Tensioned netting between the four towers allows climbing and embraces this central space to be used for street football, also called PannaVeld. The material chosen for the green carpet is 'Nike gravel', made from upcycled shredded sneakers.