Made from demolition glass units
Tystø Vanløse is made from reclaimed glass units, which in their first life cycle have been used as facade windows. The windows are carefully taken out and disassembled in demolitions and renovations. The glass units are obsolete for exterior windows and thus discarded by the industry. However, they may live a long second life as indoor partitions, where they 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.