Training future architects by giving them a solid polytechnic background is the key role of the Section d’Architecture at EPFL: the Bachelor years forming a common base, the Master phase crowning personal development. Among other things, this supposes that teaching should implant a vision that embraces both the contemporary realities of architecture and its ancient roots. In a polytechnic culture, our discipline should be seen as an art and a craft, to be practiced with intelligence, passion, and experience drawn from many spheres of scientific knowledge.
Archizoom is a public programme producing exhibitions and hosting lectures related to architecture, suitable for both an expert and general audience. Part of the ENAC School, it promotes architectural and engineering research, either applied or academic, in a spirit of constructive criticism in order to challenge conventions.