Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

- a BAMB partner

TRANSFORM is the research team within the Architectural Engineering Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) that studies the effect of designing, engineering and constructing in a transformable and reusable way. The objectives of the team include the facilitation of research and gathering of expertise on the assessment and design of materials, components and structures that anticipate change and time through architectural engineering.

The researchers of our team are engaged in diverse specific aspects such as the transformable building design, technical feasibility (prototyping) and structural performance of transformable structures, their safety, their environmental and financial benefits (LCA – LCC) and drawbacks as well as in their implementations on an urban scale.

After more than ten years of research, almost 7 doctoral dissertations and the recent recruitment of a dozen of new researchers, we keep on innovating.




Since 10 years, the TRANSFORM research team is a pioneer in research on the topics of the BAMB project, dealing with a circular building economy, building transformation and material reuse.


Contact information

Anne Paduart, e-mail: apaduart@vub.ac.be

Niels De Temmerman, e-mail: ndetemme@vub.ac.be

TRANSFORM research team

Vrije Universiteit Brussel