We regret to inform you that, due to the new stringent government measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the presentation ceremony of the honorary doctorates and the masterclasses and lectures on Thursday 2 April 2020 have been postponed till a later date.
Transform, reuse, extend, … to do more with less
Thursday 2 April 2020
Prof Anne Lacaton and Prof Jean Philippe Vassal will receive an honorary degree in recognition of their expertise in the field of architecture.
Lacaton & Vassal is an internationally recognised architectural firm based in Paris. The partners are also renowned design professors at ETH Zurich and UDK Berlin.
Through their teaching and design practice, they give a clear signal to the international architectural community: demolition due to changing requirements in comfort or new aesthetic visions is no longer acceptable today. Instead, transformation and commitment to a sustainable circular economy is essential.
In this masterclass they show how, through design research, they are addressing burning issues in the societal debate: finding creative solutions for abandoned complexes and urban contexts, sustainability and urban productivity, and how, through design research and building practice, designers can concretise their social and economic responsibilities.
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