Made from demolition glass units
Tystø Monolith is made from reclaimed glass units, which in their first life cycle have been used as office partitioning. The windows are carefully taken out and disassembled in demolitions and renovations. The glass units are obsolete for direct reuse, as they are originally dimensioned for project specific purposes. However, with the Tystø partitioning system - they can replace the conventional, heavily polluting virgin glass.
Granulating and recycling the units would require furnaces running constantly with temperatures upwards 1600°C, leading to high emissions. With Tystø we embrace the glass units.