Awards

November, 2018

Best of Archizoom
Mathias Gommier
Winning project, Master Project 1st year: Against the Inherent Paradox

November, 2018

Best of Archizoom
Martin Handley
Winning project, Master Project 2nd year: A Data Island in the North Sea: Rethinking Social Metabolical Processes beyond our Cities

November, 2018

Best of Archizoom
Gabriel Charenton + Quentin Touya
Shortlisted, Master Project 1st year: Cova do vapor, ceci n’est pas un village

November, 2017

Best of Archizoom
Alois Ruben Rosenfeld
Shortlisted, Master Project 1st year: A Kibbutz in Tel Aviv

November, 2017

Best of Archizoom
Marlon Bietry + Nicola Schürch
Shortlisted, Master Project 1st year: Lotan Center for Desert Construction

November, 2017

Best of Archizoom
Mathilde Loiseau + Cléa Petitpierre
Winning project, Master Project 2nd year: Villes Chinoises en Mutation, habiter l’enceinte du Chantier

November, 2017

Best of Archizoom
Karina Borodai
Winning project, Master Project 2nd year: Les Farbriques de la Petite Ceinture en Follys

November, 2017

Best of Archizoom
Martin Handley
Winning project, Master Project 1st year: Activity Energy Security while Providing a New Framework for Tourism and Economic Growth

October, 2017

Prix des trois meilleurs Enoncés théoriques de master

Capré Charles, Gonin Alexandre
Un port et des cabanes, à la découverte du lac Baïkal (Sibérie).

June, 2017

Dries Rodet and Charlotte Truwant (research assistant at laba) win the Swiss Art Award 2017 in the category Architecture. Their project transforms a simple box in a pavilion by turning it into a pure architectural object, continuing their research into the relationship between abstract forms and specific spatial contexts.

March, 2017

Nancy Couling, former laba collaborator, has been selected as one of the thirty highly-promising researchers achieving the highest evaluation scores in the 2016 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action call, receiving an individual fellowship. Her doctorate was completed in 2015 under the supervison of Prof. Harry Gugger.

laba students Muriz Djurdjevic and Thomas Paturet were mentioned in relation to the ARC-Award (Schweizer Architektur-Award) 2016 for their project ‘Voyage au centre de la mer, vers un archipel industriel’.

laba students Antoine Amphoux and Titouan Chapouly have been awarded for their master project From Volcanic Ashes to Pozzolana Concrete by Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2016, Selection of the Best Student Projects

laba students Muriz Djurdjevic and Thomas Paturet have received the Prix Arditi 2016 en Architecture for their master project ‘Voyage au centre de la mer, vers un archipel industriel’.

laba students Steve Amez-Droz and Valentin Baertschi have been awarded by SIA for their master project Hôtel industriel urbain à Montbrillant: un belvédère sur les rails.

 

laba student Emmanuelle Agustoni has been mentioned for her master project Infrastructures mutantes by Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2014-15, Selection of the Best Student Projects

laba students Titouan Chapouly and Muriz Djurdjevic have been awarded for their master project Birch Akvavit Distillery by
Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2014-15, Selection of the Best Student Projects

laba student Thomas Paturet has been awarded for his master project On Ashes by Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2014-15, Selection of the Best Student Projects

laba student Hiroki Tanigaki has been awarded for his master project Redevelopment of Hjalteyri’s old Herring Factory by Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2014-15, Selection of the Best Student Projects

Barents Lessons received a second award and is among the 25 winners chosen as The Most Beautiful German Books 2013.

The Book Art Foundation (Stiftung Buchkunst) honors the finest and most innovative books in 2013, exemplary in design, design and workmanship.

723 titles were submitted, Barents Lessons was awarded in the category “Scientific books, school books, textbooks”.
  laba’s recent publication Barents Lessons awarded one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2012, among 18 other winners, in a competition by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (BAK).

Barents Lessons gives an insight into an architectural research project at laba (Laboratory Basel), a satellite studio in Basel, Switzerland, affiliated to the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL). The project focused on the remote and geographically extreme, yet resource-rich and therefore geo-strategically crucial Barents Sea region.

Starting with the thesis that the ocean is an urbanised territory, the participants carried-out a one-year investigation, moving from the territorial to the architectural scale over two terms.

The task was to analyse the region from a distance, aligning the critical issues in the Barents Sea with a global picture, and to carry out in-depth local field-work. As a synthesis of the knowledge and experience gained, concrete architectural projects for different kinds of infrastructure (residential, educational, ecological, transport, cultural) were designed.

Barents Lessons presents the entire project in three parts, reflecting the methodology applied. The book is illustrated throughout with numerous graphics and maps especially developed for the publication, with colour photographs and plans. The publication was created in close collaboration with Ludovic Balland. The Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet is a graphic design studio in Basel, established in 2004. N. Couling and A. Blanchard (Eds.). Barents Lessons: Teaching and Research in Architecture. EPFL, Lausanne, Park Books, Zurich, 978-3-906027-17-3, lapa/laba Lessons 5.

laba student Melissa De La Harpe has been awarded the Prix ARDITI 2014 en Architecture, for her master project “Au fil de l’O. Promenade, pêcheurs et bains publics, Morges“.

laba students Carmen Fischer and Caroline Iorio have won 4th placwith their master project ‘Bombay Dilemma‘ in
Top-Master-Wettbewerb NZZ Campus und MakingScienceNews 2013

laba students Alessia Catellani and Tess Walraven have been awarded the Prix FAS Romandie 2013, for their master project titled “Zurich Stories: scénarios d’intensification“.

laba students Edouard Philippe & Steffan Heath have been awarded the Asea Brown Boveri prize 2013 for their master project Generate urban opportunities with waste water treatment

laba students awarded with 
Archizoom – Best of Architectural Design 2011-12

EPFL/Selection of the Best Student Projects

+Active prison, Giulia Altarelli + Elsa Beniada
+Technopole, Diana Brasil + Nicoletta Caputo
+Warning Platform, Alessia Catellani + Tess Walraven
+Temporary Living in a Shipyard, Temporary Housing, Industry as an Experience, Noémi Gilliand, Lucia Tinghi
+Peter, Alexander Hertel + Christopher Tan
+Ura, Steffan Heath + Edouard Philippe

 

Gold Lion Award

Venice Achitecture Biennale 2010

The prestigious Gold Lion Prize at the 2010 Architecture Biennale in Venice has been awarded to the national exhibition from the Kingdom of Bahrain and its designers: Prof Harry Gugger, Leopold Banchini, and the curator Noura AlSayeh from the Laboratory of Architectural Production (lapa).

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