Miracle Materials

The construction sector is booming. Forecasts predict that the area built on today will double by 2060. But the question is: What will be used to build the future of humanity? Concrete and steel devour vast amounts of resources and produce greenhouse gases on a scale we can no longer afford.

Our documentary series shows that the answers already exist. Around the world, the houses of the future are being built, researchers and architects are developing building materials that are not only much more environmentally friendly, but could even be used to repair climate change. And not infrequently, the building materials of the future are those from the past – combined with state-of-the-art technology.