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Metropolitan Countryside: Lac Léman

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.

Student Projects

  1. 1
    Lavaux UNESCO Vineyards: Effects of Heritage Status

    Alexander Schmid and Tamino Kuny

  2. 2
    Rhone Delta: A Productive Urban Grid

    Sven Fawer, Vincent Phoen, and Tobias Stich

  3. 3
    Evian Plateau: Strategic Landscape of Water

    Elena Pibernik and Selina Streich

  4. 4
    Genève Campagne Rive-Gauche: (Agri) Garden-city

    Joshua Andres and Tobias Häusermann

  5. 5
    Plaine de l’Aire, St. Julien: Cross-Border Countryside

    Sara Graf, Francesco Lupia, and Urban Steiner

  6. 6
    Cern: Knowledge Countryside

    Natascha Kellner and Jeanne-Marie Léchot

  7. 7
    La Côte: Tax Haven Countryside

    Alessandro Accardo and Martin Ineichen

  8. 8
    Lac Léman: A Unifying Figure

    Cyril Dériaz, Robin Gevisier, and Vincent Lai Yee Foo