Talk - Design of Infra-structures

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Talk on the significance of traffic routes in the city and landscape

Geographer Jürgen Hasse, historian Hans-Ulrich Schiedt and ecologist Hansjörg Küster will discuss historically-founded approaches to tackling problems in current and future urban and spatial development at the Oskar von Miller Forum. In the process the experts in the humanities, planning sciences and natural sciences will explain the views held by their respective discipline. The expert talk will be moderated by architect and city planner Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. The theme will be designing traffic routes in the city and landscape based on an interdisciplinary research project that was implemented at the ETH Zurich with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Institute for History and the Theory of Architecture (gta). The results of this research project were presented in autumn 2014 in the publication “Enzyklopädie zum gestalteten Raum – Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Stadt und Landschaft” (encyclopaedia on designed space – in the field of tension between city and landscape”). The book was edited by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Konstanze Sylva Domhardt and Rainer Schützeichel and published by the gta publishing house (Zurich).

Discussion in German

Discussion participants:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hasse teaches geography and didactics of geography at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. His research focuses on the relations between humans and space.
Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Küster holds the chair of plant ecology at the Institute of Geobotany at Leibnitz University, Hanover. His fields of work cover the fundamentals of ecology as well as vegetation and landscape history.
Dr. Hans-Ulrich Schiedt is a research associate at the Historical Institute of the University of Bern and head of the Research Department at ViaStoria, the Foundation for Traffic History. His research concentrates on traffic and economic history, historical transport statistics and the history of spatial development. 
Prof. Dr. Ing. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani is an architect and since 1994 has been professor of the History of Urban Design at the ETH Zurich and since 2010 director of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the ETH Zurich. In addition, he has his own architectural practices in Milan and Zurich that implement a large number of international projects.