The process Limite Limite repeatedly inspired local architecture schools to confront their students with the reality of public space. During one to two week workshops students were asked to come up with proposals for applying Limite Limite’s leading thoughts – local, visual, engaging, inclusive – to a site-specific intervention.
Architect Marc Godts’ studio in St-Lucas Brussels was the first in 1999 – well before the tower was finished- to get involved. After a briefing about the neighbourhood, students were free to highlight history, morphology or sociology in their concept to engage with locals. Some proposals grew beyond the conceptual and academic confines of the school and continued to work with the neighbourhood well after the course was finished. Most notably a Fit-o-meter was built using local features like broken pavement and handrails as ready available fitness tools.
Architect Ruth Morrow invited her studio at Ulster University’s School of Architecture in Belfast to use the Relimite pavilion as a base for engaging with locals. The students transformed the pavilion into an ad hoc cinema.