A selection of our most notable deconstruction sites.

We deconstruct materials in 25 to 40 buildings per year. But some of those stand out more than others!

North Station, Brussels ca. 1952-1970

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Our team is currently working on the dismantling of large quantities of materials in the iconic Brussels North Station. More than 600m2 of ceramic tiles will afterwards be processed to remove all traces of cement. From this site, there will…

New purpose for a forgotten Manuverbel stock

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In the summer of 2018, we stumbled on a large collection of glass chandelier parts. Globes, domes, and decorated lampoons in a large variety of colours and sizes, More than 7000 glass pieces in total. Notes on the boxes allow…

Muntpunt Shop, B-Architecten, 2009

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We were tasked with carefully removing part of the entrance desk that previously served as a shop. The furniture is made from laminated plywood and had vitrines in tempered glass. Some spare seats were also removed. Other notable buildings:

3Suisses building, ca. 1970 (Roubaix)

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In collaboration with Bouygues Construction and local demolition contractor Vitse we have salvaged several thousand square meter of high quality oak flooring. These wooden floorboards were used to construct platforms to allow workers access to stacked goods and transportation systems.…

Indosuez Building, Montois Architects, 1992

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A series of high quality materials from this iconic 1990s corporate building are currently being dismantled. These include large quantities of teak wood terras flooring (never exposed), marble claddings, decorative wall lights, large quantities of hardware and radiator covers in…

Boudewijn Building, Jaspers-Eyers, 1990

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Build for the Vlaamse Gemeenschap and opened in 1990, the Boudewijn Building (also referred to as "Noord Building" or "The Slope") is scheduled for total demolition. We have salvaged large quantities of reusable materials such as glass partition walls and…

Clos des Lauriers Roses, Willy Van Der Meeren, 1962 (sold out)

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The horizontal bar-shaped houses, conceived to accommodate pensioners by Willy Van Der Meeren (ca. 1962) is currently being renovated. Before the starts of the works, we made a pass to salvage a few of the original materials the buildings still…

Antwerp City Hall

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Our crews have carefully dismantled materials that have become redundant in the historic Antwerp City Hall prior to the renovation. Large quantities of lighting, carpentry, natural stone, sanitary equipment and other materials have been salvaged. To see all products currently…

La Tête de Boeuf, legacy hardware store, ca. 1900-1950 (in progress)

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In 2018 we helped to empty an 18th century timber framed house that was filled to the brim with tons and tons of historical hardware. Nails, rivets, levers, anciens wall plugs, cabinet handles, hand tools, screws, ... almost without exception…

De Ligne, Marcel Lambrichs, 1971

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This iconic hexagonal building is currently under renovation, with respect for the original design. Rotor DC was tasked with removing interior finishings that were apt for reuse but would not find a place in the renovated building.   Pictures: Lionel…

Nvsm – Unms, Lucien Engels & Eric Lesmere, 1965

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Prior to the 2017 overhaul of the building, Rotor DC was tasked with the removal of the distinctive decorative finishings of the building. Over the course of two weeks, large quantities of hardware, lighting fittings, doors, partitions and other materials…

Bâtiment du Genie Civil Val-Benoît, Joseph Moutchen (sold out)

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The Val-Benoît site, currently undergoing reconditioning, houses five former applied-science institutes, built by the Liège University between the 1930’s and 1960’s. Among these stands the ‘Institut de Génie Civil’, a remarquable yet non-listed, modernist building designed by Joseph Moutschen, opened…

Générale de Banque interiors, Ch. Gevers & J. Wabbes, 1972-1978

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Following the decision to demolish the former headquarters of the ‘Générale de Banque’, BNP-Paribas-Fortis contacted Rotor to coordinate a salvage operation of the iconic corporate interiors by notorious designers Jules Wabbes and Christophe Gevers. Rotor's mission included the inventory of…

Book Tower, Henri Van de Velde, 1936

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Belgian architect Henry Van de Velde realised at the end of the 1930s, in Ghent, a vast university complex in modernist style, comprising, among others, a university library holding 3.000.000 books. This listed building, including all levels of the so-called…