The FCRBE project was recently mentioned in three articles alongside several of its partners.
Let's find out what they're all about !
Every year the Bellastock Collective, a cooperative of architects, engineers and urban planners, organizes during a week, a festival that welcomes about 100 students. The objectiv of the project is to build a village. This brings together future architects or city actors in order to raise their awareness of the notion of the life cycle of construction materials. This awareness is achieved through the complete aspect of the project: the participants are immersed in the organization, from design to dismantling. This experience also leads to realizing the potential of reusable and bio-sourced materials. The Interreg FCRBE project is also mentioned, Bellastock being one of the main partners of the European project. Find the link to the article here.
In Bruges, Belgium, a project integrating the reuse of building elements has recently been launched. The redevelopment of the city has made the reuse of old bricks possible in a sustainable project linking infrastructure and public space. These bricks were reused to build new low walls along a footpath and to mark out a pedestrian walkway at two key locations in the city. You can find the article of the Bouwkroniek here.
In this article, Michael Ghyoot, from Rotor, explains the different objectives from the Platform Opalis and refers it as the "Guide Michelin" for the reuse of building elements. Opalis is the resellers' directory for Belgium, the Netherlands and France, while Salvo Web targets Anglo-Saxon countries. Michel Ghyoot confirms that they are currently working on the European project FCRBE (Facilitating the circulation of reclaimed building elements in Northwestern Europe) until the end of 2022. One of the objectives of FCRBE is to continue the work of documenting reclaimed building elements in the construction sector in the region. Find the Article here.