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 lo-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.


winner of the TerraFibra Awards

The Women's House of Ouled Merzoug won the prestigious TerraFibra 2021 Award in the category Educational Projects.

Congratulations to all postgraduate 2018-19 participants for this unique achievement.

November 24, 2021

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Studio BXL-HCMC project presentation

25 students of the parallel design studio present their projects for Ho Chi MInh's District One to an international jury

June 10-11, 2021

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New edition of the postgraduate certificate Building Beyond Borders

Exploring the regenerative and distributive potential of urban harvesting

September 2021

Applications are open now!

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Architecture of Extr-a-ction

Meet the three urban mining companies we will be working with in our postgraduate programme

Lionel Billiet (Rotor)

Nicolas Coeckelberghs (BC Materials)

Stephan Kampelmann (Sonian Wood Coop)

April 20, 2021

Watch the recording of the lecture here!

1st fall symposium 2020

Reflecting on the dynamisms of intercultural collaboration in build projects

Proceedings are available!

We hope to welcome you all to the next edition in 2022.

March 10, 2021

Praktijkgidsen Kalkhennep

VLAIO-TETRA-project Kalkhennep

Lime hemp: design support, guidelines and constructional details for the Flemish context
Praktijkgidsen en onderzoeksrapportWebinars3D-bouwdetails
Projectresultaten nu hier beschikbaar !
in Dutch