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Today Michael Wagner was invited as guest critic by Professor Annette Spiro in the design studio Fatti Urbani am See. Together with Annette Spiro, Daniel Ganz and the assistants Rosário Gonçalves, Daan Koch, Nicole Leuthold, Elizaveta Radi and Florian Schrott we discussed the students' urban design projects. It was an inspiring afternoon!
Renovation works on the M13 school building of the Rudolf Steiner School in Winterthur have begun.
→ More information about the project will follow soon...
Our team is growing. We welcome Laura Hänni, who joined us in June. Laura studied and graduated with Prof. Tom Emerson at the ETH Zurich. Since then she has worked for various architectural firms in London, including We Made That, Adam Khan architects and 6a architects.
Over the next two years we will investigate the urban densification of urban estates and neighbourhoods and their impact on the total energy demand together with the Urban Energy Systems Lab of the EMPA and KCAP Zürich. The research project 'Urban densification and its impact on energy use in Swiss cities' is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. The project results are intended to support spatial and urban planning decision-making processes in Switzerland.
In the article 'Rurbanitas: On the Creation of Urban Qualities in Rural Areas' which is published in 'GAM.15 - Territorial justice' by Jovis Verlag, Michael Wagner uses the example of the municipality of Lichtensteig to illustrate how a high quality of life can be created and maintained even in a less densely populated and structurally disadvantaged area.
Michael gave a talk at the Conference 'Decentralization and Energy – Perspectives on the Reciprocity of Energy Transitions and Decentralization' at TU Delft on January 24th.
In the winter of 2018/19, Michael Wagner was invited as a guest reviewer for the masters' thesis graduates at the University of Liechtenstein. As part of this year's motto, 'Upcycling', the students dealt with projects on different scales in Vaduz, Balzers and Feldkirch.
On January 15, 2019 Michael Wagner will give a lecture at the Münster School of Architecture as part of the lecture series 'Master Lectures 18-19'.
On behalf of Immo RSS and the Rudolf Steiner School Winterthur we are currently working on the design of an extension to the school building.
From 2018 to 2019, Michael Wagner holds the mandatory Urban Design lecture series for the Bachelor's programme in Architecture at ETH Zurich.