Le Concours Suisse , A culture of Architecture
March 17, 2022 05:00 PM - March 26, 2022 01:00 PM
LE CONCOURS SUISSE
LE CONCOURS SUISSE
Le Concours Suisse, a culture of architecture is the title of this ambitious exhibition that aims to highlight the incredible democratic tool that we have at our disposal in Switzerland.
This exhibition gives the general public an insight into the spirit of Swiss competition, and how it inspires excellence and advancement in architecture and beyond.
Behold winning designs from the internationally acclaimed Swiss architectural and urban planning competition for public contracts, an innovative form of open and fair contest providing a platform for new talents to emerge, as they respond to various environmental, architectural, urban and social challenges of today and tomorrow.
This exemplary approach to thinking and development of the built environment and urban planning has a great influence on the quality of our cities and our daily lives.
It is aimed at a wide audience and not restricted to professionals. It is a question of approaching the competition to the general public, explaining its essence and its positive repercussions well beyond the culture of the building.
A source of inspiration for other countries, the practice of architecture and town planning competitions in Switzerland is recognized internationally for its exemplary nature in the awarding of public mandates.
This practice is fundamental for the evolution of reflections on architecture, town planning and the act of building and consequently it has a great influence on the quality of our cities and our daily life.
A source of innovation, this form of open and fair competition makes it possible to bring out new talents among the younger generations. It is a remarkable tool for concretely responding to the various environmental, architectural, urban and social challenges of today and tomorrow.
* This exhibition shows a partial content of the original exhibition, designed for the 27th UNESCO UIA2021RIO World Congress of Architects in Rio de Janeiro.
The l'Association Le Concours Suisse in Conjunction with Swiss Weeks 2022 and coordinated by G8A Architects.