CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE
AND URBAN DESIGN —

PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zurich – Institute for Urban Design
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zurich
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RESEARCH


The chair’s core research questions are aimed at the challenges of achieving a sustainable method of urban design. We understand sustainability as a comprehensive concept that goes well beyond technical and ecological indices, and places a strong priority on the long-term development possibilities of the city as resource. 

At the moment, the main fields of research are Kulturlandschaft, Urban Breeding Grounds and Airports and Cities, which are researched in Singapore and Zurich in several coordinated projects that include the National Research Program 65, New Urban Qualities.

Our research results are published in project documentations, exhibitions, monographs, book contributions, articles, conference involvement, and symposiums. Our team engages in a constant exchange with experts from both the practice and research fields of urban design as well as experts in related fields from around the world.