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
Existing and new infrastructure, concepts need to be re-invented for a new paradigm of what the design for a city of production and a Center for the 4th Industrial revolution (C4IR) can be. The studio researched and designed together with students in Medellín how the making, production, fabrication of the city itself can be at the heart of a novel industry.
Lorain Bernasconi, Matthias Bietenhard, Laura Boer, Albert Comas Sale, Gianluca Di Canio, Marco Fernandes Pires, Laura Franceschini, Patricia Gama, Meret Imhof, Rolf Imseng, Deniz Örün, Mike Rüede, Dara Rüfenacht, Angela Stadelmann, Anna-Lea Stalder, Daryl Thai, Derek Thai, Dario Toppan, Valentin Wenger, Armon Zimmermann
The city of Medellín teaches us valuable lessons for development after winning the 2016 Global Smart City Award, and presenting three factors of the transformational potential of at work in Medellin:
1.) physical environment 2.) programmatic transformation 3.) people’s resilience.
The studio focused the design inside a 60 ha project area, prototypical urban and architectural projects on different scales in coalition with local stakeholders. Students will took a role developing solutions in collaboration with local partners Medellin City planning office, academia, and “RutaN” our domestic partners of the Swiss / World Economic Forum.
The studio engaged in a multi-disciplinary approach that builds upon common ground. By tackling real-world urban challenges, this studio is looking to create qualities for the regeneration of public-, and workspaces, housing and that transcend the commercial plane.
The studio is Informed by the chairs ongoing research on our book on SDG 11. The SECO on urban transformation research in COL links researching, learning and making the city an integrative design laboratory for the people living in the city.
ETH Institute for Science,Technology and Policy
SECO, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland/Columbia
World Economic Forum/C4IR
IdB Inter-American Development Bank
Pontificial Bolivarian University, Medellín Columbia
Municipality Medellín, Columbia
Tom Avermaete | Professor ETH Zurich, Chair of History and Theory of Urban Design
Marie Antoinette Glaser | ETH CASE, Wohnforum
Momoyo Kajima | Professor ETH Zurich, Chair of Architectural Behaviorology
Frank Henri Kurer | A&A Liegenschaften
Daniela Sanjines | ETH CASE, Wohnforum
Cristina Steingräber | Founder and Chief Editor, ArchiTangle
Ricardo Ignacio Vélez Benedetti | Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombian Embassy in CH