Marie Moors (°1994) is currently doing a PhD FWO Fellowship fundamental research, at the research group TRACE of the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University (BE). Her project is entitled: BELGIAN MOMO HERITAGE ON THE RADAR - Re-reading modernist housing estates: an inquiry into the value of threatened heritage sites and the possibilities of adaptive reuse as a method for re-evaluation. Beside she is the secretary of DOCOMOMO Belgium, the Belgian committee of DOCOMOMO International which focuses on the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of MOdern MOvement.
She studied Architecture at Hasselt University (BE) from 2012 until 2017. In 2015, she did an Erasmus stay in Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Saint Etienne, France. In her master’s she followed the seminar genius loci, which focuses on the adaptive reuse of heritage. Her master project and supporting thesis deal with a strip of land at the Belgium cost site and the integration of several protected monuments within this zone. She became laureate of the Architectural Academic Award 2017, organized by Vitra. With her master's project, she obtained an honorable mention for the 27th Euregional Prize for Architecture, the selection of the shortlist of the European Architectural Medals – Best Diploma Projects, the first mention of the Vanhove Price UPA-BUA 2017, runner-up for the Vectorworks Design Competition Benelux Architecture 2019 and she ended up with the 8 finalists of the Young Talent Architecture Award by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. As result, her project was disposed at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice. Marie finished the first year of her internship at the office TeamvanMeer! in Hasselt. The architecture office is specialized in restoration projects and heritage all over Belgium.