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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

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.

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. 

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.

Appointment of Prof. Emmanuel REY as Associate Professor

— In response to the proposals received from the President of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Professor Martin Vetterli, the ETH Board resolved at its meeting of 8/9 March 2017 to appoint a total of six professors. Among them is Prof. Emmanuel Rey, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor, which was named as Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction Technologies in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC).