The Eco-Century Project®

Architecture, city and landscape through the prism of planetary resources | Research and culture programme 2016-2020

Learning to build, maintain and live differently in our buildings, cities and territories is becoming a critical issue for our future on Earth. It is only through a methodical survey of the architecture-city-environment relationship that a new generation of professionals and experts will be capable of making sustainable development a reality.

The Braillard Architects Foundation and its partners are launching the research and culture programme called The Eco-Century Project®: architecture, city and landscape through the prism of planetary resources.
The programme questions the links between functions, shapes and values of our built environment with regard to ecological transition.

Through its principles of enunciation, its application protocols and the forms and contents of its results (research, research-by-design, conferences, seminars, etc.), The Eco-Century Project® also constitutes a quality label. It is awarded by the Braillard Architects Foundation to organisations, institutions and processes associating the objectives of ecological transition with the tools and devices of architectural, urban and landscape projects, following a review and monitoring procedure.

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01 September 2021, 00:00 - 31 December 2021, 00:00

Transition seeds | Les vidéos

Visionnez les cinq conférences de la première édition des Transition Seeds
27 May 2021, 18:00 - 30 September 2021, 22:00

APPEL À PROJETS | Transition Seeds saison 2

Appel à projets de diplôme pour la saison 2021-2022
27 May 2021, 17:30 - 20:00

Réemploi d’éléments de construction // Cartographier la transition

Dernière session du cycle Transition Seeds, avec 2 conférencières et débat de clôture.
06 May 2021, 17:30 - 20:00


Dessiner le Grand Genève de la transition reste en fin de compte une mission éminemment créative, une transposition matérielle dans les paysages, le quartiers et les bâtiments de notre espoir... LIRE PLUS
29 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:00


3ème conférence du cycle Transition Seeds 2021
08 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:30

Dessiner la transition du Grand Genève | Les ressources en commun

Les ressources en commun Comment transformer nos territoires habités en puits actifs de carbone et des havres de biodiversité, tout en maintenant leur attractivité sociale? Comment rendre nos villes résilientes... LIRE PLUS
25 March 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

Quel avenir post-industriel?

2ème conférence du cycle Transition Seeds 2021
04 March 2021, 17:30 - 20:00

Dessiner la transition du Grand Genève | Les réseaux et l’énergie

2e conférence du cycle consacré au Grand Genève, avec les équipes de la Consultation.
04 February 2021, 17:30 - 19:30

Dessiner la transition du Grand Genève | Le sol comme base de projet commun

Session #1 du cycle de conférences, avec Paola VIGANÒ et Florian HERTWECK
02 February 2021, 19:30 - 30 April 2021, 00:00

La ville durable – Sept visions pour le Grand Genève

Documentaire sur la Consultation du Grand Genève, mardi 2 février 2021 à 19h30 sur Léman Bleu.
14 January 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

D’abord les forêts

Conférence de Simon CERF-CARPENTIER, avec la participation de Valérie CABANES
14 January 2021, 00:00 - 27 May 2021, 20:00

Sketchbook 2021 | Transition Seeds

Programme de la série de conférence #sketchbook 2021
17 December 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

Trajectoires doctorales et univers disciplinaires au prisme de la transition écologique

Conférence magistrale de clôture du séminaire doctoral inaugural de l’EDT62 Speaker: Panos MANTZIARAS, Directeur de la Fondation Braillard Architectes Date & heure: 17 décembre | 17h30 Pour assister à la... LIRE PLUS
10 December 2020, 17:00 - 31 July 2021, 00:00

TEDx Countdown | The Architecture of Transition

Les vidéos sont en ligne! Retrouvez les conférences TEDx Countdown de la FBA avec les équipes du Grand Genève.
12 September 2020, 10:00 - 13 September 2020, 16:00

Maurice Braillard – Urban verticals

Exhibition organised in the context of the Visits commented by Paul Marti at the Braillard Architects Foundation Press article in the Geneva Tribune. Brochure to be downloaded here. Maurice... LIRE PLUS
12 September 2020 - 25 October 2020

Braillard and his tower still in the clouds – TDG, 12/09/20

Article on the Maurice Braillard, urban verticals exhibition, which took place as part of the European Heritage Days 2020. Source:
10 September 2020 - 01 December 2020

Design the transition – the book

Book resulting from the conference series Design the transition – year 1
13 July 2020 - 24 July 2020

Transition Workshop 2020

The FBA and its partners are launching the first experimental workshop on the ecological transition of cities, intended for professionals in space management, players and students.
18 June 2020, 17:00 - 20:00

Design the transition, now. #4

Design the Transition, Now. IMAGINING TRANSITIONAL URBAN REALMS Thursday, June 18th | 5 – 7 pm Video-debate For the final session of the series “Design the Transition, now”, the Braillard... LIRE PLUS
28 May 2020, 17:00 - 19:00

Design the transition, now! #3

Next conference: registration open!
30 April 2020, 17:00 - 01 June 2020, 00:00

Post Coronavirus Ecological Front

Video of the debate available! Video of the debate available!
23 April 2020, 17:00 - 28 May 2020, 00:00

Design the transition, now! #2

The video of the debat is now available!
22 April 2020, 19:00 - 30 April 2020, 00:00

From Athenaeum to transition: cities as a cradle of the transformative imagination

From Athenaeum to transition: cities as a cradle of the transformative imagination The Geneva Athenaeum (the foundations of which house the Braillard Architects Foundation) bears a name that is not... LIRE PLUS
02 April 2020, 00:00 - 01 September 2020, 00:00

Forum of the transition

Discussion forum on the theme of the transition in the face of the pandemic crisis.
26 March 2020, 17:00 - 19:00

Design the transition, now! #1

Video debate: In these times of great change and as part of the Design the Transition series, the Braillard Architects Foundation, Metrolab.Brussels and LASUR/EPFL invite you to an exceptional discussion... LIRE PLUS
27 February 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Design the transition III | The ground and its values

Keynote speaker “The decarbonised city: back to Earth, back to the earth” Guillaume FABUREL, Professor, University Lumière Lyon 2, UMR Triangle The metropolitan urban regime could be characterised by a... LIRE PLUS
23 January 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Design the transition III | 2°: societies facing climate change

1st session of the Drawing the Transition III conference series, with: Edwin ZACCAI, doctor in environmental sciences, physical engineer and graduate in philosophy. Full professor at the Free University of... LIRE PLUS
23 January 2020, 15:00 - 18 June 2020, 18:00

Series of conferences | Design the transition III

Programme of the series of conferences 2020 – Changes due to the pandemic!
23 December 2019, 00:00

Heritage and architecture – Rooftops and shelter

The FBA contributed to this work, born from the exhibition "Under the same roof". To get as soon as possible!
24 September 2019, 08:00 - 18:00

Existenzminimum: 90 years of the 2nd CIAM

Modern city and contemporary city: facing the transition EXISTENZMINIMUM 90 years of the 2nd CIAM 24 September 2019 EPFL, Rolex Learning Center, Forum Rolex Route cantonale, 1015 Écublens See the... LIRE PLUS