Sara Eloy is a professor at the University of Antwerp in the interior architecture programme, working on the adaptative reuse of modernist buildings. Eloy's research focuses on applying emerging digital technologies within architecture to address societal challenges related to inclusion and justice in the built environment. She sees digital technology as an essential and effective means for innovative approaches. Eloy currently expanded her scope on shared heritage in Africa to improve living conditions in former plantations. Multidisciplinary and international partnerships have been on her agenda for a long. As a leader and researcher, Eloy participated in national and international research projects, published her work in high-ranked journals and co-curated several exhibitions. In addition, she has been an expert evaluator for the European Commission since 2015.
Favourite (interior) architecture project
One of my favourite examples of (interior) architecture is Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao because of its daring and innovative approach to space. Navigating the building's irregular and undulating shapes is a constant source of surprise. Beyond the astonishing user experience, the construction's complexity and execution are also truly remarkable.