The School of Re-construction website is now live.

Applications for the very first School of Reconstruction are now live and will stay open until 31st March.

The School of Reconstruction is an exciting project where  multi-disciplinary teams will come together to re-think, re-use and reconstruct thought-provoking new structures from discarded construction materials to demonstrate how the use of reclaimed materials could be increased in construction projects.

Brighton’s School of Architecture and Design, are taking the lead bringing together partner organisations from across Europe and is a response to the declaration of a climate emergency by the UK Parliament and Brighton and Hove’s commitment to become zero carbon by 2030. It builds on the ground-breaking approach to re-use of materials taken by the University of Brighton’s Waste House project. The summer school which will run in August is part of a wider programme called ‘Facilitating the Circulation of Reclaimed Building Elements’ funded by EU ERDF INTERREG which runs until 2022. The project aims to develop a range of new resources and tools to aid the construction sector to increase the amount of reclaimed material being re-used in construction projects by 50 percent.

If you are interested in taking part please submit your ‘Motivation Statement’ on-line on or before 31st March 2020. We will be joined by students from across the INTERREG NW Europe Region (defined by INTERREG as Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and UK).  Your ‘Motivation Statement’ should be inspired by one or more of the ‘themes’ listed on the SoR-c website (link below), outlining your skills and suitability for these chosen themes. We are also asking applicants to cite three references or inspirations.

 Please note that we only have a total of 60 assisted places for students across the North West European regions at a subsidised fee of £150,  covering tuition, materials, safety equipment, accommodation, daily coach travel to and from the summer school base, breakfast and lunch.   For further details of the School of Re-construction, including the application form students will need to fill in, please use this link below.