> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Post-war building materials in Brussels

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 that was typical, invented or commonly applied in the post-war period. Each of the eight chapters contains information on the historic development (visually enhanced by means of a timeline), various manufacturing techniques, physical properties, visual aspects, etc. A website completes the book with additional information.

The presentation of the book and website is followed with a discussion on the subject with (inter)national renowned experts in the field.

Place to be is the CIVA (Kluisstraat 55 Rue de l’Ermitage) in Brussels. Start at 6pm.
Participation to the event is free, but registration is required before December 4th, 2015 under ‘Upcoming events‘ on this website.

A free copy of the book is available for each registered participant !