Living in the Alps

Organizer: gta Ausstellungen
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2011 to Thursday, 26 May 2011 Mo-Fr 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., closed on Sundays and public holidays
Location: Haupthalle, Zentrum, ETH Zürich

Opening: 4 may 2011, 6 p.m.

How do people live in the Alps? What solutions by contemporary architecture can be found for the Alpine area’s specific regional situations? The traveling exhibition “Wohn Raum Alpen” shows projects representing the development of sustainable, innovative settlement and residential
concepts from the entire Alpine area.
Rather than spectacular single-family homes or temporary accommodations in tourist destinations, the interest of the exhibition’s curators focuses on different sustainable residential developments—from multi-family homes through to settlement structure—throughout the
entire Alpine area, with their country-specific approaches and references to the Alpine context.
A committee of experts in the areas of architecture and landscape selected the 37 projects now presented in the exhibition from among the 200 researched projects. Considered was an extremely broad spectrum of residential buildings—from a girl’s boarding school to a retirement
home, from social housing structures through to spectacular complexes set within an attractive mountain setting. The projects shown reflect a cross section of the Alps in terms of a variety of themes and issues.
Birkhäuser Verlag has published Wohn Raum Alpen to accompany the exhibition. The book will be available at the gta Institute for the duration of the exhibition.

An exhibition by Merano arte and Fondazione Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano


Living in the Alps
Ed. by Merano arte
Essays by Wojciech Czaja, Miha Dešman, Köbi Gantenbein, Eva Herrmann,
Hansjörg Hilti, Markus Kuntscher, Paolo Mazzoleni, Wolfgang Piller,
Loredana Ponticelli, Christian Schittich
Photos by Hartmut Nägele
24 × 29 cm, softcover, 428 pages
300 ill. in colour, Dt./Engl./It.
Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2010
ISBN 978-3-0346-0542-7, CHF 99.00/Euro 59.90