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



HS23 Midterms on Full Blast

How can we design a neighborhood for the 21st Century hillside settlements in Sarajevo? Can the idea of the traditional learning space of a Madrasa be translated to city - scale? Can architecture reconcile new productive learning centralities, networks of knowledge production, economic opportunity, digital lifestyles and environmental engagement?

At the beginning of the semester, we challenged our Design Studio students with these questions. Several weeks later, they have come back to us with project proposals in the frame of our midterm reviews. We could not be more proud of the students, and look forward to how their projects will develop until the Final Reviews next month.

Thank you to the distinguished crits who came! Including Claudio Acioly (UN-Habitat), Prof. Silke Langerberg (ETHZ), Victoria Easton (Christ and Gantenbein) and Prof. Milica Topalovic (ETHZ).

Thanks also to the team, Diogo Figueredo, Alejandro Jaramillo Quintero, Michael Walczak, Marco Pagani, and others.

Photos by Nadine Fankhauser.