A critical note on the bold claims of Marcel Raymaekers

Raymaekers and the press, then and now

For the past two years, as a team of scholars, authors, photographers connected to Rotor and UGent, we have been conducting research on Raymaekers, one of the most flamboyant protagonists of the reuse...

A short video on the Zinneke project

The BX1 team takes a look back at the renovation of the Zinneke premises in a short video. It's a chance to rediscover this collaborative project, of which we're very proud!

Ad Hoc Baroque finally in orbit!

Book Launch


Interreg NWE FCRBE outcome !

Practical guides for contractors

Being the ones who usually procure, install and sometimes dismantle building materials, contractors are a crucial link in the chain of operations that enables reuse. To address their specific needs an...

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Insuring reused materials: case studies and best practices

Many building professionals feel they operate in a gray area when it comes to insuring reused materials. This may even prevent some professionals from integrating reused products. Yet, different schem...

New Rotor book on the salvage architecture of Marcel Raymaekers

Ad Hoc Baroque

We are enormously proud to finally present ‘Ad Hoc Baroque,’ the result of two years of research into Marcel Raymaekers' postwar salvage architecture. The book brings together 35 projects, an extensiv...

Interreg NWE FCRBE outcome!

New method to set and monitor reuse efforts

Setting quantitative targets can be a good way to incentivise reclamation and reuse in construction and renovation projects. There are, however, many ways to do so and some pitfalls to avoid. As part ...

We werven aan...

Nederlandstalige stagiair-architect gezocht

In het kader van onze onderzoeks- en adviesactiviteiten zijn we op zoek naar een jonge (M/V/X) stagiair architect met een uitgesproken interesse voor de circulaire economie in de bouw. Taken en inhou...

Dag van de Architectuur, 10 September

Come and visit Queen of the South this Sunday!

Exclusively open this Sunday, 10 September: Queen of the South! Come and visit Marcel Raymaekers' reuse headquarters from 10 to 17h during the Dag van de Architectuur, and discover his salvage archite...

Picture by Anja Hellebaut and Anthony De Meyere. 
Reuse of a glulam structure

Recypark under construction

One of our very first design assistance missions (dating back to 2016!) has reached construction phase. Along the canal in Anderlecht, the glulam structure of a former equastrian centre reemerges as '...

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Competition proposal got awarded third place

Le serpent du Kanal

Le Serpent du Kanal, our competition proposal with Fait Maison and Construire - Atelier d'architecture for the interior design of Kanal’s future bar-brasserie, unfortunately did not win. Our snak...

Open to the public until early 2024

Circular pavilions in Mechelen inaugurated

Combining reclaimed glass partition walls within a scaffolding structure? Why not! On the Kardinaal Mercierplein in Mechelen, two temporary pavilions are now open to the public. The evoke the memory o...

80% reuse in this interior project

Realco cafeteria finished

With motivated clients come great results. Rotor furnished the cafeteria of Realco's production plant (where they make enzyme-based cleaning products). From the ceramic and terrazzo tiles, light fitti...

We are hiring!

We are looking for a European project and public funding coordinator ... Curious? You'll find the job description here. Deadline to apply: 5 June 2023

Reuse of structural concrete elements

Lecture by Célia Küpfer - 4 May

On the 4th of May we have the pleasure to welcome Célia Küpfer for a lecture at Rotor. As part of the Structural Xploration Lab of the EPFL, Célia has been doing exciting research on the reuse of conc...

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Rotor zoekt nederlandstalige stagiair-architect

We werven aan !

In het kader van onze onderzoeks-, advies- en ontwerpactiviteiten zijn we op zoek naar een jonge (M/V/X) stagiair architect met een uitgesproken interesse voor de circulaire economie in de bouw. Take...

Rotor among the beCircular laureates, edition 2022

Developing a new reuse inventory service

In January, Rotor was awarded a subsidy from beCircular - Programme Régional en Economie Circulaire (Bruxelles-Capitale), that will help us develop a new service of reuse inventories. More news d...

Yet another FCRBE delivrable published

Reclamation Audit guide online

You know we love making inventories. In a lot of reclamation projects, it's the very first step towards assessing the reuse potential of the materials in question. And in the recently finished 'Reclam...

Conférence par Rotor au Centre Pompidou disponible en ligne

Innover/Retrouver : quelles ressources pour quelle architecture ?

La conférence, faite par Victor Meesters le 3 Décembre 2022, au Centre Pompidou est disponible en ligne ici. 

Material donnerie at OXY this Friday, 25 November

One of the easiest ways to get your materials reused? Well, to give them away for free of course. Which is what will be happening this Friday, 25 November, at the Centre Monnaie (aka OXY). After the M...