Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Aaron Betsky reviews Fábrica de Cultura @Architect Magazine

Renwowned architectural critic, educator, and curator Aaron Betsky has written a piece on our Fábrica de Cultura building in Barranquilla, Colombia, for Architect Magazine (the Journal of the American Institute of Architects - JAIA).

Betsky writes, 'That central stair hall is La Fábrica’s showstopper. The staircase itself, constructed by a local shipbuilder, winds itself up in a lazy set of loops that both connect the floors and provide a stage where performers can strut their stuff or try their moves, and students can watch or just hang out. The tiles covering the walls and the auditorium’s roof were also locally produced. Klumpner worked with local artists and craftspeople on the design and manufacture, supporting the development of skills and techniques in a manner the team hopes will enable those makers to produce building components for other sites.'

Thank you Aaron Betsly - there is more to come.