Trace: heritage & adaptive reuse

Trace has a focus on the emerging discipline of adaptive reuse in architecture and heritage, developing a theoretical framework from a designerly approach. Studying the historical context of a building or site, we identify and select specific traces - defined as bridges between past and present - of tangible and/or intangible (re-)sources as anchors for the design process. Exploring the spatial potentialities and the poetics of the existing, we consider the transformation of buildings and sites from within.

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Team Trace:
heritage & adaptive reuse

  • Prof. dr. Koenraad Van Cleempoel
  • Prof. Nikolaas Van de Keere
  • Prof. dr. Bie Plevoets
  • Prof. dr. Vlad Ionescu
  • Prof. Saidja Heynickx
  • Dr. Karen Lens
  • Dr. Godfrey Ayubu (BILA)
  • Drs. Naveed Iqbal
  • Drs. Hamid Syed Akbar
  • Dra. Marie Moors
  • Dr. Elke Couchez
  • Dra. Stefanie Weckx
  • Dra. Nadin Augustiniok
  • Drs. Colm Mac Aoidh

Our research

This website gives an overview of the research of Trace and its links with the international Master of Interior Architecture. It is also a portal for the cahier ‘TRACE – Notes on Adaptive Reuse’, an annual peer-reviewed publication by the research group TRACE.

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Koenraad Van Cleempoel

Koenraad Van Cleempoel
Function
Head of research domain Trace: heritage & adaptive reuse

Publication: Trace N°3

Read Trace N°3 online