Public presentation of the 7 teams
The 1st Coordination seminar was held on the 11th of December 2018 at the Sicli Pavilion, organised by the Braillard Architects Foundation and the partners of the “Prospective Visions for Greater Geneva. To inhabit the landscape city of the 21st century” Consultation.
During this Open House day, the 7 selected teams introduced themselves to the Consultation’s steering committee and panel of experts.. They presented their visions on the urban ecological transition and their hypotheses to tackle the problem of the cross-border metropolis.
Programme of the day:
Reception of the public – 8:30
- Opening statement – 9:00
Michael Møller, Secretary-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva
Antonio Hodgers, President of the Council of State, State Councilor (DT)
Gabriel Doublet, Vice-President of the Metropolitan Pole of the French Geneva
Panos Mantziaras, Director of the Braillard Architects Foundation
- The great crossing: in search of singular ecologies – 9:45
Franck Hulliard – Interland, Nicolas Tixier – Bazar Urbain, Pascal Amphoux – Contrepoint, Miguel Georgieff – Coloco, Benoît Molineaux – Coopératives Équilibres, Michel Lussault – Lyon urban school and Gilles Clément.
- Thousand and one machines – 10:50
Stefano Boeri – Stefano Boeri Architetti, Michel Desvigne – Landscaper, Pier Paolo Tamburelli – Baukuh, Klaas De Rycke – Bollinger+Grohmann, Rawad Choubassi – Systematica.
- Metabolising the invisible – 11:40
Matthias Armengaud – Agency AWP, Marc Armengaud – AWP, Martin Rein-Cano – Topotek 1, Dieter Dietz – Laboratory Alice-EPFL.
- The Greater Geneva and its soil. Propriety, ecology, identity – 13:30
Milica Topalovic – ETHZ DARCH, Florian Hertweck – University of Luxembourg and Rolf Jenni – Raumbureau.
- Energy Landscape – 14:20
Oscar Buson – Studio BLB, Lorenz Eugster – Landscape architecture and urbanism, Sascha Roesler – Università della Svizzera italiana, Guido Rindfüser – Emch+Berger, Thiébaut Parent – Drees&Sommer, Giulia Scotto – Urban Studies – University of Basel.
- Resource Regions – 15:25
Nathalie Mongé, Raphaël Niogret, Séraphin Hirtz and Thomas Bollinger – Atelier Apaar, David Martin – Sofies, Sébastien Munafò – 6t-mobilité, La fabrique de l’espace and the Team Academy of the HES-SO Valais.
- On soil and work: The transition, a new biopolitical project – 16:15
Paola Viganò, Roberto Sega, Vincent Kaufmann – Centre de recherche Habitat – EPFL, Pascal Boivin – HEPIA, Olivier Crevoisier – University of Neuchâtel.