Reversible Experience Modules (REM)


Buildings are changing: Instead of being seen as immovable, monumental mountains of stone, buildings become improvable, re-useable temporary objects with lasting value. Built for changing people, in changing environments, and built for being used over and over again. The exhibition of Reversible Experience Modules shows how to build such temporary collections of reuseable products and materials, and how Material Passports are the key tool to organize the build and rebuild.

The REMs exhibition exists of more than 30 building-materials and -products, all optimized for healthy use and reuse. Together they form a space that resembles parts of actual buildings, with a hallway, an office area, a home area and an outside area. Visitors use the material passports to dismantle and rebuild parts of the exhibition themselves. They experience the benefits of building for reuse, and see what material passports make possible.

Material passports record and reveal the often hidden potential for re-use and future value of products and materials. In the REMs exhibition, all showcased products and materials will be represented in the international BAMB materials passports system. The system can be accessed at the exhibition.

In January 2018 the REMs exhibition will start it’s year-long road trip. The exhibition of circular building materials will be build and rebuild 6 times, and visit 6 locations in one year.


Aims and objectives

The REMs exhibition aims to demonstrate how materials passports help professional users to build and reuse buildings fit for a circular economy. The exhibition focusses on professionals from the build environment, such as real estate developers, contractors, architects, governmental agencies, and manufacturers of building materials.

Travelling schedule

The REMs will started their travelling schedule at the end of January in Brussels, during the BAMB stakeholder network meeting at IBGE headquarters. It will travel for a year, until the end of january 2019, and visit Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. Travelling Schedule:

  • 6-8 March – ecobuild London
  • 13-27 March – BRE Innovation Park Watford,
  • 17-19 April – Building Holland Amsterdam,
  • October to December – Kamp C Westerlo



EPEA Nederland: Ernst-Jan Mul – 0031 85 104 42 35


Website of REM

Exhibition report from IBGE




“D12 Feasibility report + Feedback report Testing BAMB results through prototyping and Pilot Projects” (pdf 4 MB)