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Visions for St. Moritz

As part of a knowledge and technology transfer project, students of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture at the University of Liechtenstein spent a semester developing visions for the Forum Quadrellas in St. Moritz. At the end of the semester they presented the results to the mayor and the head of the local building authority of the exclusive ski resort.


As part of a knowledge and technology transfer project, students of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture at the University of Liechtenstein spent a semester developing visions for the Forum Quadrellas in St. Moritz. At the end of the semester they presented the results to the mayor and the head of the local building authority of the exclusive ski resort.

The Institute of Architecture and Planning was tasked with developing concepts for the Quadrellas multi-storey car park by the municipality of St. Moritz six months ago. The aim was to design a multifunctional forum for conferences and major events including multi-purpose foyers and a cinema. 


Exploring creative possibilities


During this period, 15 students from the “MA Cultural Sustainability in the Alpine Region” design studio addressed various local challenges under the guidance of architect Conradin Clavuot. In the creative atmosphere of the architecture studio on the University of Liechtenstein campus, students came up with visionary designs and models in close collaboration with the municipality and the building authority of St. Moritz. The idea is for these to form the basis for a future architecture competition.



Final reviews for the “MA Cultural Sustainability in the Alpine Region” design studio.


Discussing the project, Conradin Clavuot says, “The constructive collaboration with the municipality of St. Moritz was a rewarding experience for our students, allowing them to gain practical experience which will stand them in good stead in their future careers. We hope this transfer of knowledge from the university into practice will provide lasting impetus.”



Isabella Furrer from Graubünden presents her vision for St. Moritz.


A win-win situation

As part of the final assessment at the end of the semester, students presented their work not only to lecturers from the University of Liechtenstein and external experts, such as renowned Swiss architect Annette Gigon, but also to a delegation from St. Moritz, including the mayor, Sigi Asprion, and Claudio Schmidt and Silvia Michel from the building authority, who also attended the presentation on the university campus in Vaduz.

Mayor Sigi Asprion was impressed with the results of the project, saying, “These budding architects have engaged with the local culture and come up with some visionary ideas for the Forum Quadrellas. This is an excellent basis for further development, the public tender offering and the future of St. Moritz.” 



From left to right: 
Isabella Furrer from the canton of Graubünden, student of the Master’s degree programme in Architecture; Conradin Clavuot, certified architect ETH/SWB, visiting professor at the University of Liechtenstein; Silvia Michel from the St. Moritz building authority; Claudio Schmidt, head of the St. Moritz building authority; Sigi Asprion, mayor and member of the St. Moritz municipal council; certified engineer Robert Mair, research assistant at the University of Liechtenstein.