Serendipity: Zurichberg Section

Seminar Elective Course - Zurich Section (052-0713-23)
Organizer: LVLM - Large-Scale Virtualization and Modelling LAB / Professorship Stalder
Lecturers: Dennis Häusler, Matthias Vollmer, Philipp Urech
Time: Mondays, 13:45-15:30
Location: HIL H 40.8

«The plan of the city of Zurich is well known. Not only is it continuously surveyed by official bodies in maps or plans, it has also served architects and historians time and again in the past as a basis for examining the development of the city. But what does the city look like in section? And what insights can be derived from it?»

This is the question that the teaching and research project Schnitt durch Zürich (Section through Zurich) has been investigating by the Chair of Laurent Stalder. As an Addition to the existing work, this course will create a section of the Zurichberg. As a part of methodical refinement, 3D laser scanning and point cloud modeling methods, developed at the Chair of Chirstophe Girot are used to digitally model the topography and vegetation. Following the data collection the materials will be transferred to common CAD Software and reproduced in a section. Students will use scanners to scan the slopes,
landscapes and buildings from Escherhöhe to Schwamendingen in fieldwork and get introduced to the workflow from scan to CAD drawing. Therefore broadening their methodological abilities while gaining in-depth knowledge of the urban edge of the City of Zurich.