Ressonances 2 is an educational architectural project - a collaboration to build a utopia. The project was born at ALICE, the architecture laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and developed over three years in various locations in Europe. Its aim is to redefine the architectural profession, its tools and its involvement with society.
After exploring the theme of the territory, ALICE is starting a new three-year educational cycle in September 2022, called Résonance, which focuses on materials and reuse. All the installations will be designed to last, using wood and earth produced using the pisé technique. The wood comes either from old buildings or from Geneva sawmills, and the earth from local building sites. The pavilions and large installations of previous years are being replaced by smaller, scattered structures that will serve as sources of inspiration for the projects of students in future years. They will be able to adapt to the needs and uses of the public over time.