Concluding Symposium

On behalf of Prof. Kees Christiaanse’s retirement, this symposium brought together dozens of acclaimed urban designers. On the first day, the Future Cities Laboratory “The Grand Projet” research project was discussed, while on the second day, twenty professors and researchers related to his academic career debated the future of urban design in research and teaching in academic contexts.

Video recordings of day 2 on “Urban Design. Research and Education” are available here.

 

 

The Grand Projet

Understanding the Making and

Impact of Urban Megaprojects

Thursday 7 June 2018 09:00–17:00

09.00 Coffee and Registration

09.30 Opening
Kees Christiaanse (Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH)

10.00 Panel 1: Design of Grands Projets
Introducing the ‘Design’ frame: Anna Gasco (FCL)
The ‘Design’ frame in a comparative perspective: Desmond Choi (FCL)
Designing the city as an infrastructure – Paris-La Défense 1958-2018: Virginie Picon-Lefebvre (ENSA Paris-Belleville)
A comparative view on the ‘Border’ of Grands Projets: Anna Gasco (FCL)
Discussion: Moderated by Simon Kretz (Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH)

11.30 Lunch break

13:00 Panel 2: Operation of Grands Projets
Introducing the ‘Operation’ frame: Naomi Hanakata (FCL)
The ‘Operation’ frame in a comparative perspective: Pablo Acebillo (FCL)
Beyond Materiality: Tensions as interpretative concepts of large scale urban developments: Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg (HafenCity Hamburg GmbH)
A comparative view on Grands Projets as ‘Centrality’: Naomi Hanakata (FCL)
Discussion: Moderated by Erini Kasioumi (Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH)

14.30 Panel 3: Implications of Grands Projets
Introducing the ‘Implications’ frame: Anna Gasco (FCL)
The ‘Implications’ frame in a comparative perspective: Ying Zhou (The University of Hong Kong)
22@ Barcelona Project: Facts and Perspectives: Ramón García-Bragado (Miliners Lawyers)
Discussion: Moderated by Peter Bishop (UCL)

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Plenary Discussion
Opening by Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría (U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist in Urban Planning, New York)
Moderated by Christian Salewski (Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH)

17.00 Keynote Lecture:

 

Kees Christiaanse

“Unpacking the City,

Rolling Out Urbanity”

Thursday 7 June 2018 17:00–18:00

18.00 Apéro

 

Urban Design

Research and Education

Friday 8 June 2018 09:00–17:00

09.00 Coffee and Registration

09.30 Opening
Kees Christiaanse

10.00 Panel 1
Martina Baum, Max Hirsh, Tim Rieniets,
Joachim Schultz-Granberg, Georgeen Theodore,
Sophie Wolfrum
11.00 Discussion, moderated by Christian Salewski

11.20 Panel 2
Fabienne Hoelzel, Mark Michaeli, Klaus Overmeyer,
Andres Sevtsuk, Alex Wall
12.10 Discussion, moderated by Simon Kretz

12.30 Lunch Break

14.00 Panel 3
Nicolas Kretschmann, Philipp Misselwitz,
Markus Neppl, Ralf Pasel, Caroline O’Donnell
14.50 Discussion, moderated by Michael Wagner

15.10 Panel 4
Stephen Cairns, Tadej Glažar, Alex Lehnerer,
Andreas Quednau, Ying Zhou
16.00 Discussion, moderated by Daniel Kiss

16.30 Closing remarks
Kees Christiaanse

17.00 Apéro