Lac Léman—Metropolitan Countryside
Final Review
Architecture of Territory invites you to the final review of LAC LÉMAN—METROPOLITAN COUNTRYSIDE, a territorial studio project.

The agricultural areas on the slopes surrounding Lac Leman 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.

1 Lavaux UNESCO Vineyards — Effects of Heritage Status
Alexander Schmid, Tamino Kuny

2 Rhone Delta — A Productive Urban Grid
Sven Fawer, Vincent Phoen, Tobias Stich

3 Evian Plateau — Strategic Landscape of Water
Elena Pibernik, Selina Streich

4 Genève Campagne Rive-Gauche — (Agri) Garden-city
Joshua Andres, Tobias Häusermann

5 Plaine de l’Aire, St. Julien — Cross-Border Countryside
Sara Graf, Francesco Lupia, Urban Steiner

6 Cern — Knowledge Countryside
Natascha Kellner, Jeanne-Marie Léchot

7 La Côte — Tax Haven Countryside
Alessandro Accardo, Martin Ineichen

8 Lac Léman — A Unifying Figure
Cyril Dériaz, Robin Gevisier, Vincent Lai Yee Foo

Followed by drinks and bbq!
About the event:
9.45 am – 5.30 pm
ONA 2nd floor
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50
8093 Zürich

Victoria Easton
Mathias Gunz
Rolf Jenni
Panos Mantziaras
Cyrus Mechkat
Christian Mueller Inderbitzin
Myriam Perret
Bas Princen
Roberto Sega
Laurent Stalder

Assistant Prof — Milica Topalovic
Team — Hans Hortig, Karoline Kostka, Metaxia Markaki, Ferdinand Pappenheim, Thais de Roquemaurel