Rotor (2005, Brussel, BE) is a Brussels architecture collective focused on the cycle of industrial and construction materials. Critic of existing regulatory and cultural standards, Rotor has worked in recent years with architects and decision makers to stress the ecological and economic importance of recycling in construction, disseminate their research in publications (including their Vademecum) and through conferences. Rotor DC - Deconstruction and the commercial site that accompanies it give economic value to recycled building materials.
The team is made up of architects, designers and other professionals in the engineering and materials sciences, including Lionel Billiet, Lionel Devlieger, Tristan Boniver, Gabrielle Leyden, Maarten Gielen, Michael Ghyoot, Benjamin Lasserre, Melanie Tamm and Renaud Haerlingen. In 2010, they represented Belgium at the 12th International Architecture Biennale of Venice with Usus / Usures, in 2013 they were the curatorial team for Oslo Triennale of Architecture Behind the Green Door. In 2016, they were nominated for OVAM Ecodesign PRO Award.
The Chinese mitten crab, an introduced species in the canals of Bruges. Rotor followed its tracks until Zeebrugge.