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ABOUT

Use and abuse of the endogenous materials of the Azores.
Reinvent and reimagine the endogenous materials of the Azores in a unique, sustainable way, repurposing them to bring more value to the archipelago.

Challenge yourself to find a new use for these materials and watch as your ideas take shape and come to life.

OBJECTIVES

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Forge a connection between creativity and technological innovation;

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Promote interactions among the various community stakeholders;

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Encourage critical thinking and the exchange of knowledge;

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Boost the growth of creative industries;

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Create the ideal design concept for products derived from recycled materials;

PARTICIPANTS

Anyone over the age of 18, individually or collectively (group of individuals or companies) with original ideas, never submitted to USE&ABUSE project.

MATERIALS

ROCKS

BASALT

Applications: Formation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Concretes, bitumens and asphalts | Coastal and seaport construction | Architecture and urban furniture | Ornamental or decorative rock | Advanced composite materials.

LAPILLI

Applications: Formation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Building blocks | Fill | Rural and forest paths | Artificial soils.

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VEGETABLE FIBERS

KAHILI GINGER

ApplicationsTextiles | Disposable utility components for day-to-day use | Advanced composite materials | Reinforcement of structural materials.

PINEAPPLE 

ApplicationsClothing | Handicrafts | Advanced composite materials resistant to corrosion and fatigue | Soundproofing | Architecture and urban furniture | Sports equipment | Car components | Decorative pieces.

HYDRANGEA 

ApplicationsAdvanced composite materials | Reinforcement of structural materials | Architectural components of interior design.

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SOILS

POZZOLANA

ApplicationsLow cost masonry structures | Components of coastal infrastructures | Architecture and design.

PUMICE 

ApplicationsFormation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Formation of cement, blocks and concrete | Fill | Rural and forest paths | Artificial soils | Abrasive components.

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WOODS

JAPANESE CEDER | CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA

ApplicationsLamella and plywood | Coatings, partitions and insulation | Doors, windows and door jambs | Advanced composite materials | Components of architecture and urban furniture.

AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD | ACACIA MELANOXYLON 

ApplicationsBuilding & construction elements | Musical instruments | Advanced composite materials | Components of architecture and furniture.

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MATERIALS

ROCKS

BASALT

Applications: Formation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Concretes, bitumens and asphalts | Coastal and seaport construction | Architecture and urban furniture | Ornamental or decorative rock | Advanced composite materials.

LAPILLI

Applications: Formation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Building blocks | Fill | Rural and forest paths | Artificial soils.

Datasheet

VEGETABLE FIBERS

KAHILI GINGER

ApplicationsTextiles | Disposable utility components for day-to-day use | Advanced composite materials | Reinforcement of structural materials.

PINEAPPLE 

ApplicationsClothing | Handicrafts | Advanced composite materials resistant to corrosion and fatigue | Soundproofing | Architecture and urban furniture | Sports equipment | Car components | Decorative pieces.

HYDRANGEA 

ApplicationsAdvanced composite materials | Reinforcement of structural materials | Architectural components of interior design.

Datasheet

SOILS

POZZOLANA

ApplicationsLow cost masonry structures | Components of coastal infrastructures | Architecture and design.

PUMICE 

ApplicationsFormation of construction aggregates by crushing or grinding | Formation of cement, blocks and concrete | Fill | Rural and forest paths | Artificial soils | Abrasive components.

Datasheet

WOODS

JAPANESE CEDER | CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA

ApplicationsLamella and plywood | Coatings, partitions and insulation | Doors, windows and door jambs | Advanced composite materials | Components of architecture and urban furniture.

AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD | ACACIA MELANOXYLON 

ApplicationsBuilding & construction elements | Musical instruments | Advanced composite materials | Components of architecture and furniture.

Datasheet

WINNING PROJECTS

PROTOTYPE

Support in developing your product prototype.

MONETARY PRIZE

Monetary prize will be awarded to the winner of each area.

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