On december 10th, 2015 the RetroCo-team launched their book “Post-war building materials. /in housing. /in Brussels. /1945-1975” in a full auditorium at the CIVA in Brussels. More than 130 people registered for the presentation of the book and the subsequent panel discussion. International guest speakers from industry and academia gave their thoughts on the use and re-use of construction materials and the renovation of buildings from the post-war period. The practical use and value of the book was illustrated throughout the discussion.
All participants received a free copy of the book during the network drink, with thanks to the financial support by Innoviris.
People interested to receive a copy of the book can contact the principal investigator Stephanie Van de Voorde at the ae-lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (www.vub.ac.be/ARCH/ae-lab).
Some impressions of the evening can be found below.