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"Digitization must serve to produce better results." by Nik Grubenmann

The area between the station and the heart of Münchenstein is well developed and has been put to industrial use until now. In the years ahead, there are plans to turn it into an attractive urban residential district with a wide range of uses and facilities, and functioning as the centre. A first significant milestone in the planning process is the urban development competition, and the individuals in charge of the project have opened up new avenues by making it a digital one. Here we talk to Daniel Kapr, a member of the Management Board at Raumgleiter AG.

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Sentmatt development: Foundation of a private consumption collective

Sentmatt, a housing development comprising 119 apartments in Obfelden, Zurich, has recently become a focus of attention. The reason? Residents have founded their own private consumption collective. The collective covers around 30% of its electricity needs with photovoltaic cells on the roof. The rest can be purchased at reasonable prices on the open market.

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KOMPLEX: the ten-year anniversary edition

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Development within estates: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts draws up model approach

Involving all stakeholders ensures wide acceptance of plans.

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Houses from 3D printer for crisis areas?

Fast, cheap construction in crisis areas.

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Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

Ultralight concrete floor system requires no steel reinforcement.

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Surveying urban ecosystems with Google’s help

Trees lining the streets help regulate urban ecosystems.

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