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.
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?
BeL ASSOCIATES, Cologne
BRANDLHUBER/ ROTH/ CHERMAYEFF, Berlin
GIROT/ SCHWEINGRUBER, Zurich
JOHNSTONMARKLEE, Los Angeles
NLÉ, Lagos/ Zurich
SADAR + VUGA, Ljubljana
TOPOTEK 1, Berlin
URBAN-THINK TANK, Zurich/ Caracas/ New York/ São Paulo
VMX ARCHITECTS, Amsterdam
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
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..
International Summer Academy Zurich
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)
Department of Architecture (D-ARCH)