ONA 2nd floor
Architecture of Territory invites you to the final review of the design studio METROPOLITAN COUNTRYSIDE: LAC LÉMAN.
The agricultural areas on the slopes surrounding Lac Léman are examples par excellence of a highly urbanised countryside, with educated, wealthy and international population and businesses. These are areas attracting a high influx of population, mostly absorbed in the small-scale structure of villages. The investigation shows how such “metropolitan countryside” landscapes are organised, and how they presently transform. The proposed projects—on eight selected sites around the lake—discuss the nature of “growth” in the trans-border context, and the status and function of cultural landscape and agriculture for the metropolis.