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> Book Launched! Post-war building materials


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 […]

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Post-war building materials in Brussels

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On Thursday 10 December 2015 the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises the book launch: “Post-war building materials in housing in Brussels, 1945-1975”. This book is the result of three years of research work conducted by VUB-ReUse for the project RetroCo. The book consists of eight chapters, each dealing with a specific material or building product […]

> Series of events: Retrofitting Thursdays


In the autumn of 2015, the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises its “Retrofitting Thursdays”, a series of events related to retrofitting activities in the Brussels Region. The sessions are organised according to different themes and aim to guide building professionals through innovative renovation practices relevant in an urban context. Thursday 26 november 2015  KNOWLEDGE […]

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Book launch “Post-war building materials in Brussels”


On 10 December 2015 project team RetroCo presents the result of three years of research work with the launch of the thrilingual book and website on post-war building materials. The book consists of eight chapters, each dealing with a specific material or building product that was typical, invented or commonly applied in the post-war period. […]

> Post-war building materials in housing in Brussels


Dear RetrofitXL-colleagues, We invite you to the workshop on Post-war building materials organised on October 3, 2014 between 12.00 and 17.00.  The workshop will start with a presentation of the research on postwar Brussels building materials. But we are also very happy to welcome Raphael Labruyne and Benoit Carrie (from the French architectural office ARCHITECTURE […]

> Lecture and workshop RetroCo with Franz GRAF

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On December 12th, 2013 Swiss architect and professor Franz Graf gives a lecture “Monument or resource” on the ‘Intervention strategies for the Housing Complex of Lignon, Geneva, 1963-1971’. Invitation lecture “Monument or resource?” Practical: WHEN: Thursday 12 december 2013, 18:00 WHERE: Auditorium P. Janssens (K-blok, 2de verdieping) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel ENTRANCE: FREE, […]