Gruppe Krokodil ETHZ D-Arch ETHZ

International Summer Academy Zurich
22 July – 05 August 2012

From suburb to city

ABOUT

Well-known architects from Switzerland and other countries will examine the themes of agglomeration/city/landscape using the example of the Zurich metropolitan area. The vision “Glatt – the City” produced by the Architects Group Krokodil for a new city near Zurich provides the conceptual basis.

The event will be accompanied by a broad range of public lectures and discussions involving architects, planners, economists, politicians and representatives of public authorities.

The two-week-long International Summer Academy Zurich is open to students as well as professionals worldwide.

PICTURE OFFICIAL PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

The process of suburbanisation seems to be advancing unstoppably. A faceless, anonymous mesh of settlements is spreading itself around the old core cities. Do we really want to continue this destruction of one of our most important resources, the landscape, and of one of our most important cultural achievements, the city? The International Summer Academy Zurich poses a central question: how can we condense the agglomerations to form a city, while preserving landscape spaces?

SPEAKERS

FREEK PERSYN, Brussels

MARCEL MEILI, Zurich
CHRIST GANTENBEIN, Basel
ALEXANDRE CHEMETOFF, Paris
ROGER DIENER, Basel
MARTIN HELLER, Zurich
BEAT ODINGA, Uster
ANGELUS EISINGER, Zurich/Hamburg
MARC ANGÉLIL, Zurich/Los Angeles
ANDREAS RUBY, Berlin
ANDRÉ BIDEAU, Zurich
JAN EDLER, Berlin
MARKUS SCHAEFER, Zurich


et al.

Morea about the guest lecturers and curators

GLATT –The City
The architects group Krokodil proudly presents their first movie. Chris Niemeyer of plan-b film has sent Jean-Jaques Benoît - the one and only famous correspondent from western french-speaking Switzerland as exchange-journalist to the city of Glatt, to ask around young and old in this new city..

Morea about the guest lecturers and curators

PROJECT PARTNERS

  Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung SIA Uster BSLA BSA

SUPPORTED BY

  Odinga Odinga Senn Zumtobel Truninger Mobimo