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Presentation By Prof. Marc Angélil

Towards Zero Emission Architecture - 5 Easy Pieces
A presentation by Prof. Marc Angélil



Dear ETH Alumnus, 

The Board of the ETH Alumni New England Chapter is pleased to invite you to a talk by Prof. Frank Schweitzer & Prof. David Lazer:

When: Thursday, February 2, 2012  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Presentation Overview:
Prof. Angelil will demonstrate the development of alternative energy concepts in architecture, moving from in vitro to in vivo research, by presenting “5 Easy Pieces” including the Zurich International Airport and the Zurich International School. Together, they make up a series of exploration involving heating and cooling building from the sun and the earth. Except that they are not always so easy!




Prof. Marc Angélil is Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and was recently appointed Dean of the Department.  His research at the Institute of Urban Design of the competence center Network City and Landscape (NSL) addresses recent developments at the periphery of large metropolitan regions.  Emphasis is placed on strategies to support sustainable urban processes – with attention given to the forces involved in the formation and transformation of cities. He is the author of several books, including Deviations – A Manual on methods of teaching and Indizien on the political economy of contemporary urban territories. He received his architectural degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology where he also completed his doctoral dissertation.  He taught at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and subsequently at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He practices architecture with his partners Sarah Graham, Reto Pfenninger, Manuel Scholl, and Hanspeter Oester –agps.architecture, an architectural cooperative with offices in Los Angeles and Zurich.  Their built projects include the new Midfield Terminal at the airport of Zurich, the town center and light-rail station of Esslingen, as well as the remodelling of a factory for housing and commercial uses.  Current projects include the headquarters extension of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Gland-Geneva, the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles (CMLA), the aerial tram infrastructure project in Portland, Oregon, the Zurich International School, as well as a slum upgrading project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Their work has been included in exhibitions and publications in Argentina, Austria, Australia, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States, and Switzerland. 
Marc Angélil is a member of the board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.







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