Building Beyond Borders is a cross-border learning platform to exchange knowledge, skills and visions on bioclimatic design and local building materials

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 enhance knowledge of bioclimatic design and regenerative building materials and to empower skills to build with a low environmental impact is key to this platform.

Initiated by the faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University's unique pedagogical approach and civic ambition, make the perfect home for Building Beyond Borders.


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January 05, 2021

Praktijkgidsen Kalkhennep

VLAIO-TETRA-project Kalkhennep

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

Fall symposium

Reflecting on the dynamisms of intercultural collaboration in build projects

Virtual venueNovember 9-10, 2020 (closed event)

Proceedings will be available soon

December 01, 2020

Special Mention

Amongst 280 entries, the Women's House in Ouled Merzoug receives a special mention in the category 'Public Project' of the LILA - Landezine International Landscape Award

August 01, 2020

Jury masterproject

15 students of the parallel design studio Mwenge presented their projects for the future Mwenge

June 12, 2020

Keynote speakers

dr. arch. Antoni Folkers (NL) and dr. arch. Victoria Marwa Heilman (TZ) confirmed their presence at the Fall symposium

The Women's House in Ouled Merzoug published in ArchDaily, Archello, Designboom, Dezeen, Divisare and Green magazine