Future Students

Future Students Day 2022 ©MANSLAB

Upcoming visit days for high school students

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Program for Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November 2022

These worikshop days present in a pictorial and illustrated way some important aspects of the profession of architect, and the foundations of the training given in our school.

The professional opportunities are also discussed, and with the help of students, we answer all your questions concerning these different points.

Program for Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November 2022

As an introduction to the world of architecture, we have chosen a formula that is very close to the teaching method applied throughout the studies: learning by doing.

A very concrete exercise will therefore be the subject of the course.

The aim of this exercise is to give you a first impression of the fundamental issues that concern the architect, i.e. spatial notions, through observation and representation.

In the afternoon, the work will be discussed.

This experience will allow students to face a collective approach, in which the results will contain the originality of each student.

The Thursday and Friday workshops are organized by the MANSLAB unit (contact: Romain Dubuis).

For these workshops, please bring the following equipment:
Fixpencil or pencil, white eraser, ruler and square.

Bring non-delicate clothes and/or a protective apron.

Detailed workshop programme
8.30Welcome (Foyer SG niveau 2, SG 294.22).
Setting up of groups (12 groups of approx. 9 high school students)
9.00Lecture by Alexandre Blanc
10.00Explanation of the exercise data
10.30Beginning of the exercise
Preparation of tools.
Distribution of fragments of the Nolli plan, taking measurements: introduction to the notion of scale.
12.30Lunch break
13.30Resuming the exercise
– Manufacture of fragments of the Nolli plan, work by subtraction.
– Pooling in groups of 9: introduction of the notion of full/empty or public/private.
– Visit to the architecture studios in small groups
15.00Pooling of fragments
Appearance of the Nolli plan in 3 dimensions: introduction of the notion of architecture serving the city.
15.30Summary, Conclusion, Film
16.00Tidying up and end