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Singapore meets Zurich – Research, Outcomes and Prospect

Exhibition | NSL Werkdiskussion | 24 September – 9 November 2014

The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is an international, Singapore-based and Zurich-inspired, ETH platform for advanced urban research. The FCL community works with a strong transdisciplinary perspective that encompasses architecture, urban design and planning, engineering, computer sciences and social sciences. Their research is structured around multiple scales that range from building materials and systems, to urban neighbourhoods, quarters and precincts, to extended networks and flows, to city hinterlands and territories. FCL was the first programme of Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), co-launched by the Departement of Architecture.

The FCL community would like to invite you to an Exhibition and Symposium to engage in FCL’s most recent work. The Exhibition and Symposium will showcase the context, findings, products, and methods of the diverse research projects undertaken in Singapore ETH Centre.

Wednesday 24 September, ETH Zurich, Main Building, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

18:00 Future Cities Laboratory Exhibition Opening, ETH Main Hall. Ralph Eichler, Peter Edwards, Hubert Klumpner, Kees Christiaanse, Dirk Hebel

Thursday 25 September, ETH Zurich, Main Building, Semper Aula, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich
Morning Session: Module Introductions

08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Welcome: Kees Christiaanse, Stephen Cairns

Module I: Low Exergy – Arno Schlütter
Module II: Architecture and Digital Fabrication – Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler
API: Architecture and Construction – Dirk Hebel
Module III: Transforming and Mining Urban Stocks – Uta Hassler (Represented by Iris Belle)

Module IV: Urban Design Strategies and Ressources – Kees Christiaanse
Module V: Urban Sociology – Christian Schmid
Module X: Housing – Sacha Menz
APII: Architecture and Urban Design – Alex Lehnerer

Module VI: Territorial Organisation – Marc Angélil
Module VII: Landscape Ecology – Christophe Girot
Module VIII: Mobility and Transportation – Kay Axhausen
APIII: Architecture and Territorial Planning – Milica Topalovic
Module IX: Simulation Platform – Gerhard Schmitt

Afternoon Session: Panels

Spaces of New Economies: From Singapore to Zurich – Kees Christiaanse, Sonja Berthold, Ting Chen, Daniel Kiss, Edda Ostertag, Tessina Schenk, Ying Zhou.

Innovative Urban Mobility Solutions: Can Singapore and Switzerland Learn from Each Other?: Kay W. Axhausen, Marta Kwiatkowski Schenk, Der-Horng Lee, Andreas Rubinski, Daniel Sauter, Jeremy Yap. Chair Alex Erath.

Keynote Speech on Singapore and Asean: Lily Kong (National University of Singapore, Vice-Provost)

Friday 26 September, ETH Zurich, Main Building, Semper Aula, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich
Morning Session and Afternoon Session: Panels

Introduction: Stephen Cairns

Spaces of Change: Lilian Chee, Sascha Delz, Rainer Hehl, Martha Kolokotroni, Benjamin J. Leclair-Paquet, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes. Chair: Marc Angélil, Cary Siress

Comparing Comparisons: Strategies for Understanding Urbanization in the 21st Century: Jennifer Robinson, Christian Schmid Ola Söderström, Monika Streule. Chair: Rahel Nüssli

Future Resilient Cities: Alfredo Brillembourg, Dirk Hebel, Gerhard Schmitt. Chair: Matthias Berger

Future Cities – Future Research: Norman Hack, Stamatina Rassia, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Federica Remondi, Marcel Bruelisauer. Chair: Stephen Cairns

Future Cities – Future Teaching: Fabio Gramazio, Gerhard Schmitt, Milica Topalovic, Pascal Deschenaux, David Jenny. Chair: Hubert Klumpner, Tessina Schenk

Learning from FCL 1 … : Peter Edwards, Alex Lehnerer, Forrest Meggers, Arno Schlüter. Chair: Stephen Cairns; 
Projecting to FCL 2 ... : Peter Edwards, Anna Gasco, Christoph Hölscher, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Philip Ursprung. Chair: Kees Christiaanse 

Institut für Denkmalpflege und Bauforschung, ETH Hönggerberg, HIT, H 43.3, Zurich
10:00 – 11:15 IDB – Uta Hassler: Reconstructing Singapore’s Disappeared Hills: Uta Hassler, Iris Belle, Chinghuei Ng, Tao Wang

Registration (required due to limited capacity) and information
Contact: Tessina Schenk