The acoustic dimension in landscape teaching
The new AudioVisual Lab was opened in March 2016 by the Chair of Landscape Architecture Christophe Girot (D-Arch) in collaboration with the Chair PLUS of Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (D-Baug). On this occasion, Tracés (No. 02/2017) has published a discussion with Prof. Christophe Girot and Nadine Schütz on the importance of integrating sound in the teaching, research and design of the landscape.
Parity Talks took place for the second time on International Women's Day
On March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, Parity Talks took place at the Department of Architecture for the second time. This year and last, members of the Parity Group – a bottom-up initiative set up and maintained by assistants – organized the event. Lectures and workshops sparked a public debate on gender equality and diversity in architectural education as well as in the profession in Switzerland and abroad. Four roundtable discussions developed strategies and tools for achieving gender parity (equal opportunities for men and women) in our department – especially towards increasing the unusually low number of female Professors.
The event’s goal was to structure and support the implementation of concrete measures within the framework of ETH Gender Action Plan, introduced in 2014. Among the 60 participants were architects, students and staff members from the ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities, gender equality and diversity experts – including from public employers such as the City of Zurich – as well as representatives of grassroots groups from Sweden, Australia, and the US, who reported about their engagement. An evening lecture by Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Prize and Dean of the Architecture Sch ...Read more
Mesh Mould Project Team Receives Concrete Innovation Award at CIC 2017
The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication is pleased to announce that the Mesh Mould project team after the Swiss Technology Award 2017 was also awarded the Concrete Innovation Award at the Second Concrete Innovation Conference (CIC) in Tromsø, Norway. The novel building technology allows to build load-bearing concrete elements of any shape without formwork.Read more