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Unusual winter experience in Malbun

In 2014 the University of Liechtenstein again plays host to the Alpine AA Visiting School, a project of the highly respected Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. As part of this week-long workshop, the public is invited by students to a vernissage of the igloo landscape that they have created, and a talk by the first Liechtensteiner ever to conquer Mount Everest.


In 2014 the University of Liechtenstein again plays host to the Alpine AA Visiting School, a project of the highly respected Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London. As part of this week-long workshop, members of the public are invited by students to a vernissage – accompanied by a barbecue – of the igloo landscape that they have created over the course of the week, and a talk by Peter Sprenger, the first Liechtensteiner ever to conquer Mount Everest.


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The Alpine AA workshop takes place from 3 to 10 February 2014 in Malbun (Liechtenstein) and is attended by 20 students from the University of Liechtenstein. This year’s topic is “Forms of weather”. As well as lectures on subjects ranging from glaciers to the meteorology of the Alps and a talk by the first Liechtensteiner to conquer Mount Everest, in which he will recount his personal experience of the climb, the workshop also includes a visit to the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos. In response to insights gained during the workshop, students will build a snowscape in Malbun designed to point to both the dangers and the beauty of the weather phenomena encountered in winter time in the Alps. 





Talk: the Liechtensteiner who conquered Mount Everest


Peter Sprenger was the first person from Liechtenstein to conquer Mount Everest. At 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 February 2014,  he will give a personal account of this thrilling adventure, accompanied by a slide show. The event is open to the public and will take place in the main lecture room at the University of Liechtenstein. Entry is free.


Vernissage and barbecue: atmospheric experience for winter sports enthusiasts and families 


From 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 February 2014,  a public vernissage of work from the Alpine AA Winter Academy will take place. Students will present the snowscape to the public, who will be able to freely access the exhibit. The event will not only give everyone interested an insight into the students’ creative work, but will also include a barbecue, mulled wine, atmospheric lighting, and a fire at which visitors can warm themselves in front of the Schneeflucht restaurant. An ideal way for winter sports enthusiasts and families to round off their day.





AA Visiting School


The AA Visiting School is an international network of design workshops, organized by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London, one of the world’s leading architecture schools, whose alumni include Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and David Chipperfield. The Alpine AA Winter Academy at the University of Liechtenstein is led by a team of international researchers and practitioners, some themselves veterans of the Architectural Association: Teresa Cheung (EPFL , Lausanne), Lukas Lenherr (Laboratory Basel  – laba) and Peter Staub and Celina Martinez-Cañavate (University of Liechtenstein). 





2014 Alpine AA Visiting School


• Talk by Peter Sprenger: Mount Everest 2012
Friday, 7 February 2014, at 5.30 p.m.
Vaduz, lecture room 1 of the University of Liechtenstein
• Igloo vernissage and barbecue at the Schneeflucht restaurant 
Saturday, 8 February 2014, from 4.30 p.m.
Malbun, Schneeflucht restaurant 

Additional information at formsofweather.wordpress.com

Impressions of the igloo workshop on Facebook