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Architecture in Switzerland

October 11 & 12, 2011
Hancock 100 and Cowgill 300

The School of Architecture + Design is hosting a symposium dedicated to “Architecture in Switzerland” in Hancock Auditorium and Cowgill Hall on October 11 & 12, 2011. Architecture produced in Switzerland has occupied a prominent position in the international discourse on architecture for some time. The intent of the symposium is to reflect on the current practices and theoretical positions of two important architects. The invited architects are Valentin Bearth, co-founding principal of Bearth & Deplazes (http://www.bearth-deplazes.ch/) and Professor and Dean at the Academia di Architettura of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana, and Emanuel Christ, co-founding principal of Christ & Gantenbein (http://www.christgantenbein.com/) and Professor of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Program:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Hancock Auditorium:

2:00 - 3.15 pm: Lecture by Emanuel Christ
5:00 - 6.15 pm: Lecture by Valentin Bearth

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in 300 Cowgill Hall:

11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Emanuel Christ: Conversation with Students
2:30 - 3.45 pm: Valentin Bearth: Conversation with Students

All events are public. “Architecture in Switzerland” is supported by the School of Architecture + Design, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, the Virginia Tech Office for Outreach and International Affairs, and the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. An introductory presentation for “Architecture in Switzerland” will be held in Hancock Auditorium on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2 pm.