Demolition as an exception? Countdown 2030 / ARCHIZOOM

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Date 10.10.2022 12:1513:30  
Speaker COUNTDOWN 2030: Rahel Dürmüller et Friederike Kluge
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Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English
DEMOLITION AS AN EXCEPTION?
LECTURE BY THE COLLECTIVE COUNTDOWN 2030

Monday 10 October 2022, 12:15 p.m.
Archizoom, Foyer SG, Place Ada Lovelace, EPFL 

On the occasion of the exhibition Ultimate Matter, Friederike Kluge and Rahel Dürmüller, co-founding members of the collective Countdown 2030, will present their research and actions regarding the demolition of buildings in Switzerland. 

Indeed, in Switzerland, over 500 kilograms of construction waste are produced every second through the demolition of buildings. The building industry is thus responsible for 84% of waste in the country. Landfills are filling up faster than new sites can be found. The current swiss measures are not enough to achieve the goals of the Paris climate accords. The solution for this problem consists in preserving, rebuilding, and repurposing existing buildings. Demolitions of buildings and their replacement with new constructions should, whenever possible, be avoided and can no longer be considered the first and most obvious option.  

In this context Countdown 2030 curated the current exposition at the swiss architecture museum in Basel “Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss” (La Suisse: Une Démolition). To get the discussion on this issue, the group has published the Demolition Atlas, which documents demolition buildings throughout Switzerland.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

Organizer

  • Archizoom

Contact

  • Cyril Veillon, Solène Hoffmann

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