SWISS POSITIONS - Exhibition and Events

(03.1-02.2.2013, Exhibition opening: Thusday, 3 January 2013, 19:00, ZEZEZE - Hangar 21 Tel Aviv Harbor Israel)

33 takes on sustainable approaches to building
3 January – 2 February 2013

Panel discussion - Sustainability and the City  - Thusday, 3 January 2013, 17:00
Exhibition opening - Thusday, 3 January 2013, 19:00

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Swiss Positions: 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building is a collection of photographs of 33 key projects from the Swiss construction sector over the past twenty years, which all have something to do with the theme of sustainable development. Swiss architecture and engineering enjoy an excellent reputation and high visibility not only on account of the quality of technical expertise and the inventiveness of their designers, but also on account of a far-reaching concern with sustainable development.
The exhibition includes a selection of the works of thirty architectural practices spread throughout Switzerland’s four linguistic regions. This selection explores different avenues followed in pursuit of sustainable building and the various problems arising out of the specificities of given sites.
The exhibition
What is the decisive factor for practicing responsible architecture? An urban environment, intact nature, a place of relaxation, a peripheral or rural location, or a place where people are on the go – does the site influence the architectural choices? Is it ecological materials or the energy performance that determines what makes the buildings sustainable? The exhibition demonstrates that sustainable development is not a ready-made formula, but rather one that brings together various architectural practices, giving rise to questions associated with both creativity and sustainability.
In Switzerland, architects like Herzog & de Meuron, Buchner Bründler and Diener & Diener are creating, renovating or rehabilitating the built-up environment with concern for responsible sustainable development. Their projects show that there is nothing that cannot be expressed by an inventive, visual architecture that retains its capacity for complying with demanding ecological and economic choices.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the following events:

Sustainability and the City // Open discussion panel //
Thursday, 3 January 2013, 17:00 – 18:30
Participants in the panel:
Prof. Zeev Druckman - Head of the Master Program in Urban Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Arch. Yoav David - City Architect of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Arch. Antoine Robert-Grandpierre - Local Architecture, Lausanne
Michal Bitterman - Chairperson and Founding Member- the Israel Green Building Council
Arch. Matanya Sack - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Sustainability in Construction: An Architect's Perspective // A Talk by LOCALARCHITECTURE (Lausanne, CH) // Friday, 4 January 2013, 09:30 – 11:30
Partners of the exhibition and events are:
Tel-Aviv-Yafo municipality
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jeruslam, M.Urb.Des. Program
Israeli Green Building Council
Marine Trust Ltd., which manages the Tel Aviv Harbor