Building Beyond Borders is a cross-border learning platform to enhance knowledge and push action towards regenerative and distributive design and building processes

With its postgraduate certificate, hands-on workshops, bi-annual fall symposium, master design studio, research and internships, Building Beyond Borders offers a wide variety of learning moments to students, professionals and other interested alike.

International collaboration to exchange skills and visions is key to this platform. Focus is on responsible ways of building, within a context of scarce resources and a low-tech approach, aiming for a positive environmental impact and high social return.

With its unique pedagogical approach and civic ambition, Hasselt University's Faculty of Architecture and Arts makes the perfect home for Building Beyond Borders.


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Earth construction workshop in Morocco

When tradition meets innovation

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interested? preregister here

6-17 February 2023

On-site event Morocco

Reflecting on the agency of architecture for regenerative and distributive solutions in the Global North and Global South

final program is available here

registration form here

17-18 November 2022

Hybrid event, Hasselt, Belgium

hands-on workshop

as a side event to the fall symposium, this one-day workshop focusing on geo- and bio-based materials is open to all

16 November 2022

Hasselt, Belgium

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keynote speakers

prof. dr. Akemi Ino (Brasil) and arch. Joshua Peasley (CAUKIN Studio) confirmed their presence at the 2nd Fall Symposium

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Parckfarm activities

the postgraduate students invite you to participate in a series of workshops at Parckfarm Brussels

April -June 2022

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Same same but different

The students of the postgraduate certificate were invited to complement the Same same but different exhibition with a ‘living lab’, based on their search for alternative resources to build with in Brussels.

April 10 - August 08 2022

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