Rotor is a design agency based in Brussels that nurtures a particular interest for flows of materials and reuse through their work. About five years ago, the spin off company Rotor Deconstruction was founded, to salvage and commercialise second hand building parts. Rotor’s intervention at Horst consists of an assemblage of ‘found’ components. Seemingly randombuilding parts with very different characteristics and from various origins form an ensemble that allows the easy transformation of a pre-existing retention container to host a range of new programs: a dancefloor, a debate space, a podium, a kiosk and more.
During the workshop, the Lab participants will materialise Rotor’s proposal using a variety of means and tools. The hands-on activities will be combined with a visit to the workspace of Rotor and the Zinneke project of Rotor together with OUEST architecture, which is founded by Jan Haerens who also teaches at KU Leuven. Additionally Anne Holtrop will give a lecture about the challenges in his modular design for re-use of the Bahrain Pavilion at Milan Expo 15.
Through co-creating and building a pavilion with circular materials, you learn how architecture can become more sustainable, you meet likeminded people and you develop your personal self.