At the Smart Living Lab, the Building2050 Group supports research on the reuse of building materials through the Building Information Modeling (BIM) for a EPFL master thesis about the digitization in the architectural practice.

Sebastian Duque, BIM Coordinator within the Building2050 Group led by Sergi Aguacil, in collaboration with the laboratories SXL (Corentin Fivet) and the CNPA (Bernard Cache), is supervising Antoine Faivre’s master's thesis in architecture at EPFL.

The project "The Reuse of Materials by Digital Tools" addresses the subject of digitization in the architectural practice, and how the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) can facilitate and promote the reuse of building materials, by generating inventories of potentially reusable elements within existing buildings. This project uses the Blue Hall building in Fribourg as a case study.


Sebastian Duque Mahecha

BIM Specialist- EPFL
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-design and construction processes
-building information modeling BIM

Sergi Aguacil Moreno

Head of Building2050
Manager of the integration of innovation in the building- EPFL
-project management
-sustainable architectural technology
-design and construction processes

Corentin Fivet

Head of Structural Xploration Lab (SXL)
Academic Director Smart Living Lab & EPFL Fribourg - Associate Professor - EPFL- EPFL
-low carbon and reusable
-load-bearing systems
-design and construction processes

Bernard Cache