7/8 – 2018

Climate Change

Climate change is already having a catastrophic effect in many regions of the world; in Switzerland it is evident in the marked rise in temperature: since 1864 in this country the atmosphere close to the ground has grown warmer by around 2° C – a figure that is about twice as high as worldwide – and even optimistic scenarios see this tendency continuing to grow. We ask whether, in fact, we build in a way that is adapted to the climate: How do architects respond to the changing environmental situation? With which strategies and means do the cities, which are particularly severely affected by the heat, attempt to change with the climate? And we take a critical look at the state of decarbonisation in the building industry.

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