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BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS


BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS

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EARTH CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP

In the summer of 2019, a workshop was organised in Ouled Merzoug, a small village in the heart of Morocco by the participants of BBB 2018-19 Alice Chang and Guilia Ventre in collaboration with Jasper Van der Linden (UHasselt PhD student), architect Bregt Hoppenbrouwers (BC architects & studies) and the local community.

The aim of this workshop was to promote and spread the vernacular knowledge about ecological, bioclimatic construction, with regenerative materials such as raw earth, to valorise local knowledge and question today’s way of constructing.

During this 6-day summer workshop, 20 participants did hands-on experiments with different earth construction techniques, guided by local professionals.