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Prof. Dipl.-Arch. ETH/SIA Dietrich Schwarz

Professor
Institute of Architecture and Planning
Current Activity
Dietrich Schwarz, Dipl. Architekt ETH/SIA founded the architectural company "Dietrich Schwarz" in 1992 in Chur, Switzerland. From 1992 to 2004 the office was located in Chur and Domat/Ems. In 2002 it moved to Zurich and changed its name to "Dietrich Schwarz Architekten AG".

In July 2002, the company GLASSX AG was founded. Since 2004, it was financed by several industrial investors, including Credit-Suisse PNE as the leadinvestor. The company is based in 8008 Zurich, Seefeldstrasse 224. After a share buyback, Dietrich Schwarz is the sole Executive Director. In 2012, the technology compay was separated from the architecture office and newly founded under the name GLASSX AG.
Education
1991 — 1991

Diploma at the ETH Zurich as an architect with Prof. Hans Kollhoff

1985 — 1990

Studies at the ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture

1984 — 1984

General qualification for university entrance, Swiss Grammar School, Chur, Switzerland

Career
2008

Professorship in Sustainable Design, University of Liechtenstein

2006 — 2008

Visiting Professor, Hochschule Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

2003 — 2005

Forschungsprojekt für das Bundesamt für Bildung und Wissenschaft BBW, als Projektleiter:
Wasserdurchströmte Fassadenelemente
(Cost C13, Projekt-Nr. C01.0037)

2002

GLASSX AG / Delegierter des Verwaltungsrats und Geschäftsführer

Im Juli 2002 wurde die GLASSX AG gegründet. Die GLASSX AG ist in drei Geschäftsbereiche aufgeteilt: Forschung und Entwicklung von energieoptimierten Glasfassaden, Handel und Vertrieb dieser Fassadensysteme sowie dem angewandten Engineering und Architektur mit diesen Fassadensystemen.

2002 — 2008

Lecturer at the Architecture Academy, Mendrisio, Conceptual and Sustainable Design

2001 — 2002

Visiting Professor, FH Munich, Germany

2000 — 2002

Forschungsprojekt für das Bundesamt für Energie BFE:
TWD-Fassadenelement mit integriertem Latentspeicher und Sonnenschutz
(Projekt-Nr. 38108)

1997 — 1999

Forschungsprojekt für das Bundesamt für Energie BFE:
Optimierung der Steuerung von TWD-Fassaden mit gleichzeitiger Schaltung des Wärmedurchganskoeffizienten und des Gesamtenergiedurchlassgrades
(Projekt-Nr. 23340)

1991

Architekturbüro Dietrich Schwarz

Awards
2015 — 2015

Thomas Wechs Prize 2015 "e% Westlich Albertinum", Neu-Ulm, Germany

2015 — 2015

PRIX LIGNUM 2015,Region Nord - Recognition for Quarter "Neugrüen", Mellingen, Switzerland

2014 — 2014

Swiss Solar prize diploma-Quarter "Neugrüen", Mellingen, Switzerland

2012 — 2012

Project competiton "Am Rietpark", Geistlich-Areal, Schlieren, Switzerland

2012 — 2012

Sigmund-Freud-Universität, Wien, Österreich, Ideen- und Gestaltungswettbewerb

2012 — 2012

Project development "Montana-Areal", Klosters, 2. rank

2012 — 2012

PRIX LIGNUM, 2. rank for "Im Langacher" in Greifensee, Switzerland

2012 — 2012

PRIX LIGNUM - Recognition for "Silence" in St. Erhard

2012 — 2012

"BECO" Study - economic development Canton Berne, 1st Place

2011 — 2011

Urban development "Torfeld Süd", Aarau, Switzerland

2011 — 2011

Retrofitting "Bleicherweg", Zürich, Switzerland, 5. rank

2011 — 2011

New building "Aescherstrasse", Basel, Switzerland, sustainable residential building in Basel, 5. rank

2011 — 2011

Konstruktiv-Preis - Liechtenstein-Preis for Sustainable Design in the Alps for "Im Bächli", Teufen, Switzerland

2009 — 2009

Federal Office for Energy Watt d'Or, best performance in energy infrastructure, Swiss Confederation BFE

2008 — 2008

Residential area "Graphis Zofingen", Switzerland, sustainable residential building in Zofingen AG, 2. rank

2008 — 2008

Study contract "Luegisland", sustainable residential building in Zurich, Switzerland, 2. rank

2008 — 2008

Study "Färbi-Areal", sustainable office building, Schlieren ZH, Switzerland, 1.rank

2007 — 2007

Detail-Preis "energy-efficient building methods" for "residing for seniors", Domat/Ems, Switzerland

2007 — 2007

Foundation Altried, sustainable retrofitting and expansion, Dübendorf ZH, Switzerland, 4. rank

2006 — 2006

Swiss solar prize "Senior residence", Domat/Ems, Switzerland

2002 — 2002

Architecture prize Callwey-Verlag, energy-conscious building, close selection

2001 — 2001

Swiss solar prize for "Solar house III"

2001 — 2001

Alcopor Prize, close selection

2000 — 2000

German Kupferpreis, special mention

1999 — 2000

Architecture prize Callwey-Verlag, best residential housing, close selection

1999 — 1999

Feasibility study preservation and conversion of the Hotel Chatarella, St. Moritz GR, Switzerland, Swiss and Grisons Culture Heritage

1997 — 1999

Study contract redesign of the village centre with village square, Domat/Ems GR, Switzerland, 1. rank

1996 — 1996

Swiss solar prize for the "Solar house I"

1993 — 1993

Competition new building county administration Poschiavo GR, Switzerland, 5. rank

1992 — 1992

Study contract new building graveyard with chapel, Chur GR, Switzerland, 2. rank

Buildings
2016 — 2017

Single family house Austrasse 61, Meilen, Switzerland

2015 — 2018

Construction of centre "Marcau", Ilanz, Switzerland

2015 — 2016

Renovation residential building Seefeldstrasse 120, Zurich, Switzerland

2014 — 2016

Reconditiong of the Federal Research Institute Birmensdorf (Minergie-Standard), Switzerland

2014 — 2014

Residential and business district Neugrüen Mellingen" AG (Low-Energy-Standard Minergie, AG-001-A-ECO-AG075-A-ECO)

2013 — 2016

Renovation residential building Müllerstrasse 76, Switzerland

2013 — 2016

Renovation residential building Müllerstrasse 76, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 — 2016

Renovation residential building Zentralstrasse 53/71, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 — 2016

Renovation residential building with restaurant in the ground floor, Zwinglistrasse 35, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 — 2016

Construction of an apartment building and renovation of building in the back, Hohlstrasse 100, Zürich, Switzerland

2013 — 2015

New residential building Ganghofstrasse 11, Neu-Ulm, Germany

2013 — 2015

Two-families house Mühlbachweg 6, Maienfeld, Switzerland

2013 — 2014

Residential district Kantonsschulstrasse (Minergie-Standard), Switzerland

2013 — 2014

Restoration of facade Allmendstrasse, Solothurn, Switzerland

2013 — 2014

Complete restoration of building Wichelackerstrasse, Gasel, Switzerland

2013 — 2014

Complete restoration of building Mattenweg, Studen, Schweiz

2013 — 2013

Retirement Home "Westlich Albertinum" (EnEv 207-60%), Neu-Ulm, Germany

2013 — 2013

High rise building am Rietpark, Schlieren (Minergie-P-ECO, ZH-028-P-ECO, Switzerland

2012 — 2016

Apartment building Kantonsschulstrasse/Friedhofstrasse, Bülach (Minergie-Standard),Switzerland

2012 — 2015

New building and extension with 8 apartments,living for the aged, Domat-Ems, Switzerland

2012 — 2012

Building restoration "Im Langacher" (Low-Energy-ZH-4250-ZH-4264),Greifensee ZH, Switzerland

2011 — 2012

Residential Tower "Am Rietpark", Schlieren ZH (Low-Energy-Standard-P-ECO, ZH-028-P-ECO)

2010 — 2010

Residential building block "Silence" (Low-Energy-Standard CO, LU-002-P-ECO-005-P-ECO), St. Erhard LU, Switzerland

2007 — 2008

Residential district "Im Bächli" (Zero Energy Concept), Teufen AI, Switzerland

2005 — 2007

Urban district "Eulachhof" (Zero Energy Concept), Winterthur ZH, Switzerland

2004 — 2004

Retirement homes (Low-Energy Standard Minergy P), Domat/Ems GR, Switzerland

2000 — 2000

Solar House III in Ebnat-Kappel (Zero Energy Concept), Switzerland

1999 — 1999

Solar House II in Gelterkinden (Passive Solar Concept), Switzerland

1996 — 1996

Solar House I in Domat/Ems (Zero Energy Concept), Switzerland

1996 — 1996

Renovation of the Castle of Reichenau, in cooperation with the Cantonal Cultural Heritage Preservation Department, Chur

1992 — 1992

Renovation of the administration building "Weisse-Arena AG", Laax, Switzerland

Chipkartenfoto
Development of a physiological human model with special focus on thermally-adaptive processes to improve the predictability of individual thermal sensation
Preproposal PhD-Thesis, since September 2016

With the new standard SIA 180: 2014 the concept of adaptive thermal comfort with natural ventilation has now been fixed better within the Swiss Standardization. However, there is still a lack of ... more ...

The influence of the vernacular: applied principles in contemporary architecture of hot climates
Preproposal PhD-Thesis, since September 2016

The study of vernacular architecture has played an important role in the relation to the study of sustainability in the field, mainly because throughout history, it has normally been a way to build ... more ...

Low-Tech Gebäude (ABH020)
Interreg-Projekt, December 2015 until November 2020

In den vergangenen Jahren wurden die gesetzlichen Anforderungen an die energetische Bauqualität in allen Ländern erhöht. Dies führte bei Neubauten generell zu geringeren Wärmeübertragungen an der ... more ...

FLUIDGLASS - Solar Thermal Facades with Adjustable Transparency
EU 7.RP-Förderprojekt, September 2013 until August 2017

The FLUIDGLASS project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass facades systems. The FLUIDGLASS approach turns passive glass facades into active transparent solar ... more ...

FLUIDGLASS CUBE
FFF-Förderprojekt, April 2012 until January 2014 (finished)

Ziel des Forschungsprojekts „FLUIDGLASS CUBE“ ist es, von einem einzelnen mit Flüssigkeit durchströmten Fassadenelement einen Schritt weiter zu gehen, hin zu Gebäuden mit einer Fluidglashülle. Das ... more ...

Fluidised glass façade elements for an active energy transmission control
FFF-Förderprojekt, May 2008 until January 2012 (finished)

A glass façade system which controls the energy flows within the transparent building envelope will be developed. The facade enables the perfect comfort in the building, while simultaneously reducing ... more ...

  • Hube, W., Platzer, W., & Schwarz, D. (2004). Entwicklung eines flüssigkeitdurchströmten Fassadensystems zur Solarenergiekontrolle und- nutzung. Paper presented at the 14. Symposium Thermische Solarenergie, Staffelstein.

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  • Schwarz, D. (2007, 6/2007). Nachhaltiges Bauen l Sustainable Building. Detail, 600-637.

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  • Schwarz, D., & Nussbaumer, T. (2002, 24/2002). Eine Wand, die schmilzt. tec21.

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