From Friday, November 4th, citizens and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to purchase cheap and sustainable surplus materials from industrial production companies for two weeks at Godsbanen in Aarhus - an opportunity that has otherwise been reserved for businesses and members of the company THE UPCYCL.
Since 2020, THE UPCYCL has been helping architects, designers, and developers find surplus materials that can be transformed into new products. However, now the people of Aarhus will have the opportunity to buy these surplus materials inexpensively for their own projects. Among the materials are large cut-offs from kitchen countertops, which can be used for things like desks or shelves, leather scraps, paper tubes, acrylic, wood, plastic, metal in various sizes and formats, which can be used for making Christmas gifts, home projects, or prototypes. What they all have in common is that they are surplus, second-grade, or packaging materials, but fully usable in new projects - often unused and at a good price.
In collaboration with students from the Kaospilot Education, THE UPCYCL opens the doors to the Pop-Up shop on November 4th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Pop-up shop will initially be open until November 18th and will have opening hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday to Wednesday and from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, or by appointment. The Pop-up shop is located in a green container at the Institute for (X). Founder of THE UPCYCL, Rikke Ullersted, talks about the opening of the Pop-up shop;
Everyone interested, including the media and fellow citizens, are invited to the opening on November 4th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Institute for (X). Likewise, there will be a 'thank you and farewell' reception on Friday, November 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.