Nov 20, 2014, 18.30

Stadt Zürich, Friedhof Forum

Common Ground: Zentralfriedhof neu gedacht
Vortrag mit Harry Gugger und Benoît Jacques

Friedhof Sihlfeld/Aemtlerstrasse 149
8003 Zurich


Nov 15, 2014, 10.00


8. Architekturgespräch: “Städtebau in der Schweiz?”
mit Harry Gugger

Urban Teaching Global Learning
Intercultural approaches in urban teaching methodology

Nov 11 2014, 10-18hAckermannshof, Basel, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21, Basel

laba hosted the 2nd workshop on intercultural learning within the project “urban lab +: an international network of urban laboratories”, funded by the Erasmus Mundus Action 3 programme. www.urbanlabplus.eu

Prof. Paula Cannavò, UNICAL, Ass. Prof. Emanuel Christ ETHZ
Prof. Manoj Parmar, KRVIA, Dr. Martino Tattara, ETH Studio Basel
Prof. Paola Viganò EPFL, Prof. Harry Gugger,laba EPFL, Dr. Paola Alfarod’Aençon, TU Berlin (moderation)


Oct 31, 2014, 6pm

Venice biennals.ch
The next 100 Years Scenarios for an Alpine City State.

Salon Suisse 2014 curated by Hiromi Hosoya & Markus Schaefer

Communal, Collective and Constitutive:
Norihito Nakatani, Jiang Jun, Harry Gugger


Sept 8 – Oct 10 2014
Vernissage Sept 5, 7pm

Intervention, Kunstraum Aarau
by Lukas Lenherr and Matthias Gubler


July 14, 2014

ARDITI Prize 2014 en architecture
laba master student Melissa De La Harpe has been awarded the prize ARDITI 2014 en architecture for her project ‘Au fil de l’O. Promenade, pêcheurs et bain publics, Morges”.



June 18-21, 2014

Second Symposium of the International Network of Urban Laboratories

University of Calabria, Italy

laba met with the 7 other participating members of the urban lab plus network at the University of Calabria, hosted by Prof Paola Cannavò. Under the theme “Shaping the City: An ethical commitment?” invited guests, network members and mixed student groups worked intensively over the three days to explore this question. Nancy Couling, Pierre Escobar and the students Konstantinos Katsas & Erika Imaizumi represented laba.

The next event in the programme is a workshop to be held at laba in November this year.

May 9, 2014

Freie Fahrt aufs Mittelmeer – Die Schweiz und ihre kühnen Träume

Ein Gespräch zwischen Architekt Harry Gugger und Soziologin Verena Tobler

Kulturhaus Helferei, Kirchgasse 13, 8001 Zurich

April 26, 2014, 9.30 – 18.00

Konferenz “Schweiz – Räumlicher Stand der Dinge”

  • Die Zukunft der europäischen Architekturstadt Basel.
  • Freistadt Basel? Die Sonderstellung der Stadt im Dreiländereck.
  • Besserer Fussball, bessere Architektur? Basel vs. Zürich
  • PoHdeM: Wer und Was kommt nach Herzog & deMeuron

Eine Veranstaltung des SAM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

in Zusammenarbeit mit der archithese

April 7, 2014, 16.30

Magma and Principes

Harry Gugger will participate in the lecture series Magma & Principes and will talk about Game & Structure

Swiss Lessons (Book launch)

How will 14 million people be living and working in Switzerland in 2048?

Book Launch

Swiss Lessons presents the findings of laba’s research on the Swiss territory as imagined for 2048 in texts, images, graphics and maps.
Eds: Harry Gugger, Aurélie Blanchard
Authors: Götz Menzel, Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer
Graphic design: Ludovic Balland.

Introduction by Harry Gugger, laba EPFL, and Thomas Kramer, Park Books
Lecture “Population growth as a driver of spatial development in Switzerland” by Daniel Müller-Jentsch, Avenir Suisse

Followed by an apero

March 18 2014, 6pm
Ackermannshof, EPFL laba lecture hall
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21
4056 Basel
Free admission



February 4, 2014

Harry Gugger baut Museum in Guatemala


February 3, 2014


Hochparterre News
Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City


January 27, 2014

The Exchange

Hochhaus von Harry Gugger in Vancouver


January 24 – April 27, 2014

The Crime Was Almost Perfect

Exhibition in Rotterdam
Exhibition architecture by Charlotte Truwant
in collaboration with Dries Rodet and Fabian Marti
Image by Apfel (London)


January 16, 2014

LA Art Show 2014
Dialogs LA 2014

Art + Architecture: Building Museums for the Future
Speaker: Harry Gugger


January 17, 2014

The New York Times, Art & Design
Stalking Heritage Far From Home

Maya Treasures Visit Los Angeles to Help Build a Museum