Producing floors from end-grain wood, A:GAIN actively works to minimize climate impact in a built environment that accounts for 40% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The floor is made from discarded materials or off-cuts from wood products that would go to waste otherwise.
The jury says
This is an outstanding example of a solution that reuses and recycles resources from another supply chain. Using the right resources in the right places and transforming wood, this design solution shows how to best use what would otherwise be considered waste. It’s fascinating to witness how the wood materials can be recrafted beautifully and, most importantly, the product contributes to starting relevant conversations about recycling and upcycling materials.