Dr. CHRISTIAN REGENFUS is a Senior Physicist and Lecturer at ETHZ, and Technical Coordinator on the GBAR research project at CERN. CERN seeks to answer fundamental questions in particle physics and astrophysics, providing a unique range of particle accelerator and telescope facilities. GBAR, is a particle and atomic physics research project working on understanding gravitational acceleration of antimatter.
SOFIA ALBRIGO is an Italian architect who has recently established her office in Milan and is teaching as a Lecturer at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland. Her office conceives architecture as a rigorous act that questions conventions. The main focus of her architecture lies in the creation of space, through which she investigates new ways of living. The studio has a small number of collaborators and projects, believing that quantity is no longer an attribute of our future. Sofia Albrigo graduated from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in 2016. For five years she worked in the office of Valerio Olgiati where she was mainly responsible for international projects.
MARIO MONOTTI graduated from Zurich Polytechnic with a degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently, earned a PhD in Technical Sciences where he focused his research on the plastic analysis of reinforced concrete slabs. Since 2009, he has held the position of Professor of Structural Design at the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He is also the founder and owner of the Monotti Ingegneri Consulenti SA in Locarno. His company specializes in structural design in architectural contests in the public and private sectors on national and international levels. Mario Monotti works collaboratively with young architects. His name is associated with the school of Leutschenbach of C. Kerez (European steel design award 2011), the House on Two Pillars of C. Scheidegger and J. Keller (Betonpreis 2017), the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain for Expo Milano 2015 of Anne Holtrop and many other project and exhibition pavilions.
Prof. ALEXANDER THERIOT is currently an Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, as Full Professor of Architecture and Design in the Department of Architecture. Alexandre Theriot’s work covers the contemporary use of inexpensive materials and points to a significant shift in architectural methods in light of major economic changes. Theriot is a Founding Partner and Architect of BRUTHER, an architectural practice based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Paris, France and was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2020. Established together with Stéphanie Bru in 2007, BRUTHER stands for a specific architecture, adapted to the needs of each project in order to offer maximal living conditions. Adaptability and evolutivity of the building are fundamentals in the office practice. Alexandre Theriot is also a lecturer at various architecture schools worldwide, as an Associate Professor of Architecture & Design. Alexandre Theriot was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2020.
MONIKA SOSNOWSKA is a sculptor best known for her large, site-specific architectural installations created by appropriating and manipulating construction materials such as steel beams, concrete, rods and pipes. Sosnowska is interested in the interplay of architectural and mental space and the experience of spatial sensations, exploring this in a formally minimalist and conceptual sculptural language. Sosnowska can be regarded not only as a sculptor but also as a designer of space, as her architectonic sculptures are designed and realised for specific sites and occasions. This specificity and impermanence are integral to her work. Sosnowska has shown extensively over the last two decades, with major solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Dornbirn(2022); Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2020); Saarlandmuseum Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken (2020); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2020); The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2019); Muzeum Susch, Engadin, Switzerland (2017) to name a few. She currently lives and works in Warsaw.