International Master of Interior Architecture: Adaptive reuse

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / March, 7, 2016 / 0 comments

University of Hasselt presents the International Master of Interior Architecture 2016-2017:
ADAPTIVE REUSE: Exploring Spatial potentialities & Poetics of the Existing

201603_hasselt interior architecture maThe faculty of Architecture and Arts welcomes applications for an innovative international master’s programme in interior architecture with a strong focus on adaptive reuse.
It is safe to assume that (interior) architects will have to deal increasingly with the transformation and adaptation of the built environment. Today, cheap the role of architecture is being re-defined due to demographic, ambulance economic and ecological challenges. Transition and reuse take centre stage in the practice and theory of the profession.

This academic master’s programme is innovative as it considers preservation through the act of adaptive reuse instead of mere conservation and restoration. Rather than relying on an archaeological perspective, cialis it emphasises a designerly approach as to give new and unexpected energy to buildings. Therefore, the programme seeks to train students who explore and activate the rich potential of existing sites through design supported by research and theory.

Ideally positioned in a region full of historical sites with various identities (cultural, artistic, religious and industrial), the faculty is within close geographical proximity to a rich laboratory of potential cases that span 600 years. Students are taught to conceive of these sites as palimpsests rather than monuments.
Subsequently, they are encouraged to explore the beauty, memory, hidden qualities and broader potentialities of the sites handed down to us by our predecessors.

Finally, the master’s programme departs from the conventional understanding of the ‘interior’ as a quantifiable spatial category by underlining its richer artistic and ethical dimensions as Public Interior.

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Rob Cuyvers / Dean (UHasselt)
An Fonteyne / design studio (noAarchitecten)
Christoph Grafe / theory module (Universitat Wuppertal)
Koenraad Van Cleempoel / master program (UHasselt)

Visiting lecturers
Karl Otto Ellefsen AHO, Oslo
Ellen Klingenberg KHiO, Oslo
Freek Persyn 51N4E, Brussels
Mark Pimlot TUDelft & London
Genaro Postiglione Politecnico di Milano
Emilio Tuñón Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, Madrid
Raphael van Amerongen vh Merckx & Girod, Amsterdam