International Collaboration

Get to know the partners involved in the Digital Deconstruction project.

International collaboration, a key factor for rapid success

The pilot projects developed in each country make it possible to address certain obstacles and are therefore essential. However, many European neighbours share an interest in reuse and it is essential to encourage the transfer of knowledge in order to massively expand these practices. A pillar of the Digital Deconstruction programme, the deployment of pilot projects in the partner regions fosters the confrontation with different types of buildings, such as museums (The Thermenmuseum in the Netherlands), train stations (Villeneuve Saint Georges station in France), historical structures (Hof Ter Laken castle and farm in Belgium), or social housing (Logements à Lomme in France).

Similarly, international collaboration helps to remove obstacles that may be faced in the future. Luxembourg and Belgium, whose small surface area creates problems for the storage of materials and waste, will, for example, work as a priority on facilitating on-site reuse and reducing delays, thanks to more efficient exchange platforms. On the other hand, France and the Netherlands face more regulatory and insurance barriers, and will therefore be the driving force in transforming legislation.

This collaboration also allows for valuable learnings and good practices already in place in neighbouring countries. The cultural diversity, both in the working methods and in the approaches adopted in relation to the different stages of maturity of the sectors, makes it possible, through the cross-border programmes, to capitalise on the strengths to accelerate the emergence of a mature and resilient market.

Moreover, the challenges facing the sector across Europe will require responses organised at local, national and European levels, and the sharing of knowledge within this type of project is a key development asset. Indeed, although the modes of organisation are different, international collaboration is a powerful catalyst for innovation and contributes to reflections on the sharing and replicability of tools and solutions.

Discover the international partners involved in the Digital Deconstruction Project

Explore the articles below and learn more about the 14 partners involved in the development of ambitious deconstruction strategies and tools !


French engineering company

AREP is an engineering company and a key player in transforming the city. It was set up in 1997 within the SNCF (French National Railways). AREP Group delivers projects on different scales going from ...


Luxembourgish 3D-scanning company

BIM-Y provides building scanning services and develops building maintenance applications. Their innovative solutions build on 3D scanning, mapping and Building Information ...


Dutch blockchain company

BlockMaterials is a start-up that applies blockchain technology to the challenges of real estate and the circular economy. It creates inventories of materials in buildings and secures the information ...

Brightlands Smart Services Campus

Dutch innovation hub

The Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, constitutes an ecosystem for companies, knowledge institutes and public organizations to jointly innovate in the fields of business intelligence, ...


Belgian research institute

Buildwise has 3 main missions: to carry out scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members, to provide technical information, assistance and advice, and to contribute to the general ...


French environmental consultancy

GreenFlex is an environmental services company. It supports organisations in their environmental transition by providing expertise in operational & sustainable solutions in several areas: Energy ...


EU laboratory for circular building

GTB Lab is a European laboratory for systemic change in the building sector. GTB Lab has been developed by a consortium of industry partners and in collaboration with Zuyd University in Limburg and ...

Kempens Landschap Foundation

Belgian landscape heritage conservation

Kempens Landschap is a landscape organization adopting a multidisciplinary approach to all its land, for the landscape not only performs a crucial role in nature, but it is also the environment in ...

Limburg NL

Dutch most southern province

Limburg is one of the twelve Dutch regions at NUTS 1 level. Looking at the most recent EU Regional Competitiveness Index, Limburg has been classified as a “leading region (stage 4 in development), ...