Green Infrastructure Projects

Past Projects;

  • Biosolarroof – different planning, designs and execution, as an example, the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne (mandated by the City of Lausanne)
  • Various extensive green roofs with natural, local resources: one example Vex, Valais

Continuing Education;

SIA Standards;

  • Swiss green roof standards / norms with ecological criteria (compensation surfaces) in it – GIC Switzerland was member of the commission to the develop and write these standards (2008 – 2013)
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Swiss Green Roof Standards

Swiss Green Roof Standards: Experiences and Exchanges from Three Years of Practice

Some weeks ago my colleagues (from the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva and the City of Lausanne, Nature and City Department) and I organized a half-day event: an exchange of experiences on the Swiss green roof standards practice with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) in Lausanne. Continue Reading

Reinventing Paris

Reinventing Paris

“Réinventer Paris”, or “Reinventing Paris”, the architectural program initiated by Anne Hildago (the Socialist mayor of the French capital) in autumn 2014 does not lack ambition. Though the diverse composition of Réinventer Paris’ contemporary urban planning teams should be the norm, in reality, it is a novelty. Continue Reading

A Green City through and through

A Green City through and through

The City of Lausanne in the 1990s started to change the way it managed the green spaces in the city. Previously parks and and other green spaces were intensively managed but slowly the city has been taking a more extensive and natural approach. Continue Reading