Re-use Project: Remarkable Elements Recovered from Architecture Slated for Demolition
by Rotor, Brussels, Belgium
"Rotor Deconstruction is a side-project managed by Rotor, a Brussels-based design and research collective. It is currently a side project, but the intention is for it to become an independent company in the course of 2015.
The project set root in a study from Rotor conducted a few years ago for the Brussels environmental administration IBGE-BIM, on current practices in reusing building components, and on the potential to expand these. The collective soon noted that, although the existing networks of dealers in second hand materials are dense and rich, there is a gap between the kinds of buildings (large scale and relatively contemporary) being demolished in the Brussels Region, and what dealers are looking for (small scale, pre-modern building components). Convinced as they are of the merits of reuse for its environmental, cultural and economic benefits, Rotor decided to develop a specialised service connecting the existing offer and demand."
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