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Campus events cancelled, travel restrictions

— EPFL's Security, Prevention and Health team (DSPS) is in regular contact with the cantonal doctor and the federal authorities and is keeping close tabs on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

© 2019 EPFL - S. Curnier

2019 EPFL doctorate Award – Finalist – Sonia Curnier

— Special distinction from the selection committee to Sonia Curnier for her thesis “Espace public comme objet per se? Une analyse critique de la conception contemporaine” EPFL thesis n°8495 (2018) Thesis director: Prof. B. Marchand

Working Space © Olivier Wavre / LAST / EPFL

Towards more adaptable buildings for a society in transition ?

— Prof. Emmanuel Rey of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) was invited to write a column simultaneously broadcast in several Swiss newspapers like Le Nouvelliste, Arcinfo and La Côte on modular architecture. The article highlights the challenges and potentials of this type of approach, between the search for adaptability and transitions towards sustainability.

Rem Koolhaas presents his project for the city hall of The Hague in 1986. © DR

A new anthology highlights the legacy of Rem Koolhaas

— Interviews, reviews, articles, essays, opinions and competition reports published all over the world in relation to Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas – some of which have been translated into English for the first time – have been collected in a new anthology. We discussed the architect’s legacy with the anthology’s author, Christophe van Gerrewey, a tenure-track assistant professor at EPFL in the theory and history of architecture. 

The inside of the Buvette today © Claudio Merlini DR / EPFL-TSAM

Bringing La Buvette d'Evian back to life

— In a new book, EPFL researchers trace the history of La Buvette d’Evian – a former lakeside refreshment area that is also an icon of modern architecture. With some light renovation work, La Buvette could reinvigorate the entire region. The book launch will take place on 6 December at EPFL.