Geneva Seminar 2021

15 December 2021 - 31 January 2022   —  
The Eco-Century Project®
— Séminaires
New project practices in the Canton of Geneva and the Luxembourg cross-border region



Part 1 (Transition Workshop 2020 and 2021, Luxembourg in Transition, teams 1 à 3)

Part 2 (Luxembourg in Transition, team 4 + Final discussion)



The Fondation Braillard Architectes is pleased to invite you to the 4th Geneva Seminar, which will be held online on December 15, 2021, around the theme “The ecological transition of the urban world“. We wish to deepen a subject of burning topicality: the role of cities and territories in the ecological in the ecological transition, in the light of the climate crisis.  

How can we learn to redesign our cities under the pressure of global warming? What devices, what solidarity, what technologies will enable populations to meet together the greatest challenge of the 21st century?  What will be the lifestyles of tomorrow?  

  • The Seminar will highlight the results of two consecutive years of the accelerated and innovative and innovative Transition Workshop, conducted in partnership with the Office de l’urbanisme of Geneva, the City of Geneva, the EPFL, the Services Industriels Genevois (SIG) Services Industriels Genevois (SIG) and the University of Geneva. During this debate, the opening to registration for the Transition Workshop 2022.  
  •  During this day, the considerable progress made during the international consultation during the international consultation Luxembourg in Transition, labelled by the Fondation Braillard Architectes under the Eco-Century Project®. This presentation will be made in the presence of presence of the Luxembourg Minister for Regional Planning and Energy Claude TURMES, the Director General of the Office de l’Urbanisme of the Canton of Geneva Sylvain FERRETTI and the Cantonal Town Planner of the Canton of Geneva Ariane WIDMER 
  •  This will be followed by an in-depth debate on the opportunities, the urgencies and the pitfalls of the transition project.  

The Geneva 2021 Seminar is one of the key events of the Eco-Century Project®, placed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ).


Watch the Invitation PDF




Only the speaker is mentioned. To see the full teams, click on the links.

The presentation of the Transition Workshop will be in French, while the Luxembourg part will be in English and French.


9h00 – Introduction & speeches



9h30 – Panel TW 2020: Habiter la ville durablement – Grand-Saconnex

Modération : Michelle TRANDA-PITTION, architecte-urbaniste, TOPOS Urbanisme


13h30 – Pause


10h45 – Panel TW 2021‚: La métamorphose des paysages industriels – Réserve pétrolière de Vernier

Modération : Guillaume de MORSIER, architecte, Kunik de Morsier Architectes


11h45 – Panel Speakers Transition Workshop‚

Modération : Panos MANTZIARAS, directeur, Fondation Braillard Architectes


12h45 – Announcement of the launch of the next Transition Workshop 2022


12h30 – Pause lunch



14h00 – Introduction

  • Claude TURMES, Ministre de l’aménagement du territoire et de l’énergie, Luxembourg
  • Marie-Josée VIDAL, conseillère du gouvernement 1ère classe, Département de l’aménagement du territoire, Luxembourg


14h15 – Tracer la voie d’un futur décarboné, résilient et désirable pour le Luxembourg

  • ‚Raphaël MÉNARD, AREP, président du directoire, ingénieur et architecte, Paris Sorbonne Université, France
  • Madeleine MASSE, directrice déléguée, AREP, France

avec TAKTYK Sàrl (France) – Mobil’homme Sàrl (Suisse), QUATTROLIBRI EURL (France)


15h00 – Caring for soil: Reimagining a territory while empowering the collective

  • ‚Philippe NATHAN, 2001 architectes, Luxembourg
  • Arya ARABSHAHI, 51N4E bvba, Belgique

avec LOLA (Pays-Bas) – Systematica (Italie) – Transsolar SAS (France), Endeavours (Belgique) – ETH Zürich (Suisse) – TU Kaiserslautern (Allemagne) – Yellow Ball (Luxembourg) – Gregor Waltersdorfer (Luxembourg) – Maxime Delvaux (Belgique) – Office for Cities (France)


15h45 – Pause


16h00 – The Luxembourg region as the most liveable, responsible and sustainable in Europe

  • ‚Winy MAAS, architecte, MVRDV, Rotterdam
  • Enno ZUIDEMA, sociologue, MVRDV, Rotterdam

avec Goudappel Coffeng (Pays-Bas) – Transsolar Inc. (États-Unis), H+N+S B.V. (Pays-Bas), Deltares (Pays-Bas) – DRIFT B.V. (Pays-Bas), University of Twente– ITC Faculty (Pays Bas)


16h45 – Luxembourg 2050 – Prospects for a Regenerative City-Landscape

  • ‚Florian HERTWECK, architecte, Université du Luxembourg
  • ‚Norry SCHNEIDER, Center for Ecological Learning Luxembourg
  • ‚Claudia HITAJ, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

IBLA – Institut fir Biologësch Landwirtschaft an Agrarkultur asbl ( Luxembourg ) – OLM – Office for Landscape Morphology Co. Ltd. ( France )



  • Claude TURMES, Ministre de l’aménagement du territoire et de l’énergie, Luxembourg
  • Sylvain FERRETTI, directeur de l’Office de l’urbanisme, Genève
  • with the representantatives of Luxembourg in Transition teams

Modération : Panos MANTZIARAS, directeur, FBA


The Fondation Braillard Architectes team looks forward to seeing you at this event!