In the “Halle aux Viandes”, a beautiful 16th century building in the heart of the city, REcentre organized an exhibition on ecodesign strategies. Displaying best practices from the Euregion and neighboring regions, describing the methods and thoughts that gave birth to the showcased projects and illustrating generated added value, the main goal of the exhibition was to make companies, designers and students aware of the many forms sustainability can take.
REcentre propeled a variety of projects in collaboration with teachers and design students from St. Luc Liège - ABK Maastricht - Gut Rosenberg Aachen - Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg Dpt. Arts & Architecture - KHLim Media & Design Academie.
For the 2009-2010 edition of Sustainability at School, the participating design schools had collaborated on 3 different themes:
With the ‘Ecodesign’ exhibition REcentre wishes to demonstrate that sustainable products don't have to be boring or ugly. And actually, besides their ecological nature, the exhibited products are also very pleasant and examples of good design: going from a fabulous hybrid sportscar to stylish garden furniture. And even in the smallest room you can 'think' sustainable with the cradle to cradle toilet paper.
REcentre – centre for sustainable design is a knowledge and promotion centre propelling the development of sustainable design in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, consisting of Belgian and Dutch Limburg, Regio Aachen and Liège.