From 800kg facade slabs to terrace tiles and wall cladding

Reuse of blue limestone in Multi

After 50 years as a façade cladding, some 82 heavy blocks of blue limestone reclaimed from the MULTI tower (Brussels) are now back in the stone workshop. The talented team of Carrière de Maffle is car...

New article by Florian Idenburg considers how reuse could contribute to reducing forced labour in the construction industry.

Reuse and labour conditions

"Because it takes years before a project needs to be renovated or dismantled, circular construction must be stimulated, possibly through tax incentives and regulations, so that companies can test new ...

Copyright: Rotor DC/Julien Hayard
Salottobuono adds on our greenhouse at Horst

Reused greenhouse being repurposed

Very cool to see our reused greenhouse at Horst being repurposed for their spring edition by Salottobuono (and curious what will come next). Pictures by Jeroen Verecht, Maxime Verbueken en Illias Tei...

©Maxim Verbueken, Horst Arts and Music

New version of Opalis online!

Well, this has been a long process but we're finally there: a new, updated and heavily extended version of Opalis! Together with Bellastock we've been visiting salvage and reclamation dealers in Franc...

Job opening

Our Design Assistance Team is hiring

We are looking for a new project manager to join our Design Assistance Team. Curious? You'll find the job description here (in French and Dutch). Deadline to apply : April, 18th

Rotor DC internship opening: assistant warehouse / deconstruction / workshop

Are you interested in getting to know the building materials reuse sector? If you are looking for a professional experience in this field, Rotor DC offers a full-time paid internship inside the PROCE...

FCRBE delivrables are ready!

We proudly present: the Reuse Toolkit

After more than three years of work with our FCRBE project partners, we are very proud to present to you the 'Reuse Toolkit', a set of documents with guidelines regarding different aspects of reusing ...

Lots of reuse in an office interior

Pont Neuf transformation is finished!

Just finished: the transformation of an office floor to a learning campus for the employees of AG. Rotor helped evr-architecten to identify batches of reclaimed materials to be reused. From a very hea...

... more than 10 years after the exhibition

Reflections on Usus/usures

In this video, Michael Ghyoot reflects on Rotor's contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2010 and the role it played in the development of Rotor as a practice. Video by la cellule architecture de la ...

Copyright Eric Mairiaux

Rotor zoekt Nederlandstalige stagiair-architect

In het kader van de 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. T...

Job opening

Rotor DC is looking for a project engineer

Our sister company, Rotor DC is hiring a part time project manager for the development and installation of a semi-industrial tile cleaning installation. To expand the diversity of tiles that Rotor DC ...

Salvaging of tiles at Val Benoit (2014, Olivier Beart)
Pavilion for Winter in Antwerpen featured in a new publication by AAIIA

Esthétique des structures

We started 2022 very well with the arrival of a new book (in French) by the Paris-based AAIIA, that investigates the aesthetics of contemporary structures and looks at the ambitions behind them. ...

Esthétique des structures - AAIIA

Het Multi project op Canvas

De Canvas-reeks 'Wat houdt ons tegen' wijdde een reportage aan circulariteit in de bouwwereld. De eerste tien minuten vertelt Lionel Devlieger samen met Valérie Vermandel van Whitewood over de ambitie...

Design assistance for Revive's Minerve project in Edegem

Mock-up for a reclaimed wooden platform approved!

For the development of the Minerve site in Edegem, developer Revive and landscape designers Omgeving identified the construction of a wooden platform as a part of the landscaping as a good opportunity...

Minerve project © Dries Luyten and Revive

Reuse at the London Design Festival

Juliet Haysom and Rotor collaborator Aude-Line Dulière brought back some of the missing stones of the Victoria and Albert museum to Exhibition Road, to serve as temporary benches or "placeholders...

Copyright: Ele Mun
From an agricultural structure to a festival venue

Unbolting a greenhouse

Last weekend we unbolted a 600m2 greenhouse in Normandy, bought from a recently retired farmer. A team from Rotor and Rotor DC manually dismantled 36 vaulted arcs. "Why" you ask? Well, we'll give...

Rotor DC is hiring

To further develop its activities, Rotor DC is hiring an office manager (part time between 0,6 and 0,8 FTE). Responsibilities include the HR management as well as the administration of the cooperative...

Two new design projects nearing completion

A curious transport of MDF

On the one hand we have the Mu.ZEE in Ostend. A museum in a beautiful modernist building by Gaston Eysselinck, whose permanent scenography out of white MDF steadily covered up more and more of th...

Rotor DC is hiring!

RotorDC is hiring two extra collaborators to help out in our shop 3 days a week. Job description can be found here. Applications should be sent to before May 14th.

Rotor and The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie / De Munt

Foxie! A second life for a past theatre set

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie / De Munt is Belgium’s largest opera house. For some time now, we’ve been in conversation with the institution to figure out how to manage the repurposing of past set d...