The project takes a critical look into the abundance and surplus material in the Danish limestone industry. Identifying the material flow in the production process with productive and unproductive waste and rethinking how to utilize lost resources from the industry. Some of the organic matter that presently are seen as unwanted can through research across disciplines foster a broader understanding of how to approach the complex task of identifying our future building materials.
This thesis suggests an open workshop and research center dedicated to research in future building materials, and a place to rethink potentials in surplus materials. A workshop where architecture can provide a sympathetic place to engage with the process of making things. The project is situated in the limestone excavation of Portland Cement in Aalborg and taps into the larger circulation of materials and the removal and displacement of the resources. The project suggests a larger scale of collecting materials and a smaller scale of facilitating research.