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On Tuesday, 18 April 2023, Michael Wagner will be a panelist, together with Dominik Siegrist and Stephanie Weiss, at the closing event of the ‹Sufficiency - towards a frugal future?› series organised by the Zürcher Studiengesellschaft für Bau- und Verkehrsfragen. The event will take place at 5:30 pm at the Architekturforum Zürich.
Michael Wagner is the guest in the first episode of Metron's new podcast. He talks with traffic planners Andreas Oldenburg and Robert Klemm about the difficulties of complex, often long-term planning, in the course of which circumstances and values change. A conversation about how we deal with this dilemma in our everyday work - and how we might be able to solve it.
As of January 1, 2023, Michael Wagner will be professor of architecture and urban planning at the Liechtenstein School of Architecture. "Michael Wagner prevailed in a competitive appointment process against strong international applicants. He convinced the appointment committee above all with his forward-looking, sustainability-oriented research experience, practice-oriented teaching approaches, enthusiastic demeanour, and proven high level of competence in teaching." In parallel, Michael Wagner will continue to be actively involved at Wagner Vanzella Architects (Photo: Anita Affentranger).
Michael Wagner wrote the introductory article 'Designing the Future' for metron AG's magazine on 'Gegenwartsentwurf für das Gemeinschaftsprojekt Strassenraum'. In the article, he raises the key question of how the future is planned and what challenges this poses for planners and designers.
For the launch of its annual programme 'Natur bestimmt' (Nature rules) on Thursday, 10 November 2022, the Forum Architektur Winterthur has invited three speakers to talk about 'Space, Energy and Resources'. In his lecture 'How to build on?', Michael Wagner addressed the challenges for urban design and planning resulting from population growth, inward development and the net-zero target (Photo: Andreas Mader).
We are pleased to have won the City of Zurich's planner selection procedure for an architecture / construction management framework contract 2022 - 2026 together with two other offices and look forward to a good collaboration (Image: Building History Archive of the City of Zurich, 1987).
We are pleased to announce that the third paper of the research project ‹Urban densification and its impact on the energy use of Swiss cities›, which Wagner Vanzella worked on together with Empa and KCAP for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, has now been published by the renowned Elsevier journal ‹Energy and Buildings›!
The SFOE has published an article on our research project: "For a long time, new housing was mainly built on greenfield land. Today things are different, because additional living space can also be created by densifying existing neighbourhoods. A study by Empa in collaboration with KCAP and Wagner Vanzella has investigated how great the potential for densified building is and how it can be implemented sustainably."