Studio Europe is a prototype of a platform bringing together three design studios of different chairs at ETH Zurich who are all dealing with architecture, urban design, territories and transformation and who worked with their students on case studies in various parts of Southeast Europe. This platform aims to facilitate and encourage exchange between students, teachers, guests and interested parties. The idea was born under the circumstances in response to  the sudden start of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, which on the one hand forced the switch to digital alternatives to share spaces and collective moments, and on the other hand created new possibilities for cooperating and moving closer together. It aims to outlive the pandemic and slowly become a platform where past and future studios can be presented, discussed and connected to other design and research projects.

For the fall semester of 2020 Prof. Milica Topalovic’s ‘Chair of Architecture of Territory’, Prof. Hubert Klumpner’s ‘Chair of Architecture and Urban Design’ and Newrope, Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation are represented here with student projects. The three design studios of this semester focus on Zürich, Switzerland, Barranquilla, Colombia and Tirana, Albania, respectively.

︎ NEW ECOLOGIES Soil, Water, Labour
︎ CITIES WITHIN CITIES Negotiating Cultural Density
︎ NEWROPE Pallati i Brigadave


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For the spring semester of 2020, Prof. Milica Topalovic’s ‘Chair of Architecture of Territory’, Prof. Hubert Klumpner’s ‘Chair of Architecture and Urban Design’ and the Newrope, Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation are represented here with student projects. The three design studios, focussing respectively on Albania, Rijeka and Piraeus, are not only geographically close to each other, they also deal with similar forces affecting the urban and rural development of this part of Europe, challenging the definition of "Europe" itself. 


︎ NEWROPE Piraeus
︎ COUNTRYSIDE Albania
︎ LIQUID CITY Rijeka


The three studios are raising similar issues and propose overlapping ideas and design proposals, and directly or indirectly deal with some of the following overarching topics:


︎ New Ecologies
︎ City and Countryside
︎ Beijing in the Balkans
︎ Re-defining Europe





︎ NEW ECOLOGIES Soil, Water, Labour
Final Reviews Wednesday, 16th of December
09:00 - 17:30
To join the livestream of our Final Review on Zoom, click here.

︎ CITIES WITHIN CITIES
Final Reviews Tuesday, 15th & Wednesday 16th of December
13.00 - 18.00 
Zoom link request: graupner@arch.ethz.ch

︎ NEWROPE Tirana

Film Screening Tuesday 15th of December
14.00 - 17.00 
See the programme of the Vernissage

and join many more final reviews of the Department of Architecture of ETH Zürich 


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