Gotthard Landscape – The Unexpected View
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Two schools of architecture, the Department of Architecture at the ETH Zürich and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio AAM present with support from Pro Helvetia a project entitled «Gotthard Landscape: The Unexpected View». The project deals with the passage from a factual and territorial oriented tradition in the Alps, towards a virtual territorial principle based on a scientific appropriation of the landscape. Our own landscape vision of the Alps is thus dematerializing and acquiring the visual character of an interactive digital sculpture. The transparency and «liquefaction» of territorial reality through point cloud digitalization invites us to a completely new way of seeing. Its virtual character the diaphanous «technical» colouring of the topological surface provokes an uncommon artistic and aesthetic fascination.

Venue and Opening period
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo San Agnese – Dorsoduro 810
IT – 30123 Venice 
+39 041 241 18 10
Opening: Saturday 7 June 6.30pm
Sunday 8 June – Saturday 20 July & 
Saturday 5 September – Sunday 5 October
Opening times: 11am – 6pm, closed on Mondays (except June 9th)
Vaporetto stop: Zattere Lines 2, 8, 5.1, 5.2, 61, 62, N, B, R, F

ETH Zurich – Department of Architecture
AAM Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio
Supported by: The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Exhibiting architects:
• Prof. Christophe Girot (ETH Zurich)
• Prof. Ákos Moravánszky (ETH Zurich)
• Prof. Marianne Burkhalter (AAM)
• Prof. Christian Sumi (AAM)

Project Lead:
Pascal Werner, Johannes Rebsamen and Matthias Vollmer

Project Team ETH:
James Melsom
Andreas Thoma
Ilmar Hurkxkens
James Yeo
Maged Elsadek

Special thanks to:
Informatic Support Group (ISG) D-ARCH

Gotthard Landscape Infrastructure
SCPA-Project: landscape myths technology (lmt)
Landscape Visualization & Modeling Lab (LVML)

Gotthard Landscape Sponsors