CHOICE WTCB Zaventem 9032022 569 A2103 4473

The role of consultancy in the circular valorisation of building components and materials

As a smart resource management strategy, circular construction includes valorising our current building stock. This research focuses on consultancy processes to facilitate high-quality recovery of building elements.
  • Architect: ir. arch. Ruben Van Vooren (doctoral researcher)

  • Partners: prof. dr. ir. arch. Waldo Galle and prof. dr. ir. arch. Niels De Temmerman (promoters)

  • Client: VUB

  • Timing: 2021 - 2025

  • Status: In execution

  • Advisors: ir. arch. Nadja Van Houten and ir. arch. Arno Van Hulle (practice supervisors)

Case studies are used to seek levers and opportunities to enable preservation, reuse, remanufacturing, repurposing or (closed-loop) recycling of existing building components and materials. Facade renovations of large-scale office buildings are used as test environments to study these processes and partnerships.

Fellow ir. arch. Ruben Van Vooren has been a doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Architectural Engineering, since 2021.

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Meet our team of researchers

From Team Knowledge Innovation & Technology (1)

Nadja 569 A3492 Gemiddeld

ir. arch. Nadja Van Houten

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From Team Renovation, Restoration & Maintenance (1)

BB Arno oct 2014

ir. arch. Arno Van Hulle

Project architect
Maintenance consultant
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From Academic staff (1)

Ruben Large

ir. arch. Ruben Van Vooren

Project architect
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