Alps projected, Alps dreamt exhibition - Opening June 14, 2024

© 2024 EPFL

© 2024 EPFL

The Altitude 1400 association and the Valais section of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) are teaming up for a new exhibition, alpes projetées, alpes rêvées, a selection of architecture master projects that address development issues in the Alpine regions and reveal the challenges and impacts of these interventions on a remarkable territory.

This exhibition, to be visited during the summer of 2024 on the site of the Euseigne pyramids (Val d'Hérens - Valais), is built around a selection of eight recent diploma projects by Swiss university students, including some from EPFL:

- Loïc Lugrin (2023)

- Marcos Pereira Lucas (2022)

- Kevin Navarro (2022)

- Elliott Hounieu (2023)

The theme of this first edition of the competition is the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing buildings and infrastructures. This is a theme that has featured strongly in the thinking and work of the leading architecture schools in recent years, and echoes the concerns of civil society.
The Alps projected, Alps dreamt exhibition can be seen from 14 June to 15 September 2024. It is aimed at all audiences, professionals and non-professionals alike, with the intention of giving visibility to high-quality academic work, stimulating reflection and raising awareness of construction in mountain areas and its underlying themes.

The exhibition will be accompanied by several events, providing a platform for a wide range of speakers to discuss and explore the history, present and future of the Euseigne pyramids site. This initiative is part of a wider effort to address the challenges of Alpine land-use planning and mountain construction, taking particular account of current climatic, tourism and economic issues.

Opening on 14 June 2024

The Altitude 1400 association and the Société Suisse des Ingénieurs et des Architectes section Valais (SIA) invite you to the opening of the exhibition Alpes projetées, Alpes rêvées (Projected Alps, Dreamt Alps), which will take place on 14 June 2024 at the Euseigne pyramids.

Programme :

6.00 pm: Official part
- Presentation of the exhibition, Altitude 1400 and GPA (Groupement des architectes de la SIA Valais)
- Welcome by Mr Grégory Logean, President of the Commune of Hérémence
- Presentation of the history of the site, Mr Jean-Henri Papilloud, historian
- Presentation on the geology of the site, Raphaël Mayoraz, geologist and head of the natural hazards department of the canton of Valais
- Presentation of the new tunnel project, Hervé Détraz, BG Ingénieurs Conseils SA
7.00 pm: Opening of the exhibition
- Aperitif with alphorn music, hosted by the commune of Hérémence
- Free tour of the exhibition in the presence of the students who carried out the master projects on display.
Access : Free