Today, the role of architecture is being re-defined due to demographic, economic and ecological challenges. Transition and reuse take centre stage in the practice and theory of the profession.
The Interior Architecture programme at Hasselt University is innovative as it considers preservation through the act of adaptive reuse instead of mere conservation and restoration.
Rather than relying on an archaeological perspective, it emphasizes a designerly approach to give new and unexpected energy to buildings.
Therefore, the programme seeks to train students who explore and activate the rich potential of existing sites through design supported by research and theory.
Location of Hasselt University
Ideally positioned in a region full of historical sites with various identities (cultural, artistic, religious and industrial), the faculty is in close geographic proximity to a rich laboratory of potential cases that span 600 years.
Students are taught to conceive of these sites as palimpsests rather than monuments. Subsequently, they are encouraged to explore the beauty, memory, hidden qualities and broader potentialities of the sites handed down by our predecessors.
Finally, the master’s programme departs from the conventional understanding of the ‘interior’ as a quantifiable spatial category by underlining its richer artistic and ethical dimensions as Public Interior.
- Study Visits
- Design Studio Adaptive Reuse
- Research Seminars
- Theory Module
- Master's Thesis
- Master's Project
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All applicants should send a portfolio (max. 30Mb) together with their application file and a short motivation letter (max. 300 words)
International962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Hasselt
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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