Unglued with Rotor

Architecture Lab with Rotor
Unglued

When

3 - 12 July 2021

Where

Vilvoorde, Belgium

Key Question Of The Lab

Can we make temporary architecture more sustainable, by incorporating the use of modular construction elements?

Coaches

Rotor (BE), STUDIO ANNE HOLTROP (NL), OUEST architecture (BE).

Partner

KU Leuven

Pricing

The lab costs € 350 per participant.

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.

Ambitions of the Architecture Lab

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.

Coaches

BE

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.  

NL

Anne Holtrop (1977 / NL) is currently based in Amsterdam and Bahrain. His work ranges from models to temporary spaces and buildings. In 2015 the first two major buildings, the National Museum for the New Dutch Waterline and the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain for the Milan Expo 2015, were completed.

BE

Ouest focuses on topics and projects around architecture, culture and society; ranging from built works to research and curatorial programs. Ouest has a predilection for dense urban situations and for contextual approaches. Ouest is part of international collective Supersudaca. 
 

Apply before April 25 2021, 23:59.
Selected applications will be informed before Friday May 7, 2021.