Open to the outside. Socio-educational Workshops for the Fondation l'Espérance in Etoy by FWG Architects

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Architects
FWG Architects. Lead architects.- Elena Farini, Christophe Widerski.
 
Design team
Victoria Alburquerque, Ignacio González, Vittorio Fragasso, Valeria Molina. Thibaut Kaluzinski, Arthur Hagry, Eva Ravier, Alice Braastad.
Collaborators
Civil engineering.- Küng et associés SA.
Mechanical engineering.- BESM SA.
Electrical engineering.- LOUIS RICHARD E INGÉNIEURS CONSEILS SA.
Engineering.- ESTIA SA.
Acoustic engineering.- ACOUSTICA SAR.
Fire protection.- Richard conseils Sàrl.
Client
Fondation L’Espérance.
Area
5,147 sqm.
Dates
2021.
Manufacturers
Agrob Buchtal, PCI Bauprodukte AG, Arper, Actiu, Hay, Dormakaba, Gilgen Door Systems, HM-Spoerri AG, Knauf, Kone, Sika, Miele, Regent, Montana, Aumüller, Raico, Flumroc, Hilti, Glastroesch, Schenker Storen, Glutz, Opo Oeschger, Agena Energie Soleil, Zehnder, Duravit, Geberit.
Location
Rte. De Lavigny 7, 1163 Etoy, Switzerland.
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Elena Farini, Christophe Widerski FWG Architects

FWG Architects is an architecture firm based in Lausanne (Switzerland), Paris and Madrid which seeks to develop an innovative, contemporary and sustainable practice. It was born at the beginning of 2013 from the union of two architects, Elena Farini and Christophe Widerski and collaborators from very diverse sectors. 

The general experience acquired by the firm is mostly related to the field of housing and socio-educational programs. The studio has been awarded 14 prizes in international competitions.

Elena Farini.- EPFL SIA REG A Certified Architect with 20 years of experience. PHD / Doctorate in Architecture ETSAM (Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid). Her doctoral thesis “mat buidings from grid to field” directed by Carmen Espegel has recieved the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Tenured Professor at the UFV School of Architecture of Madrid; URBAN HABITAT Laboratory Faculty Researcher.

She leads and manages the team responsible for all bidding and project monitoring phases. Her expertise includes housing issues, urban morphology, landscaping issues, mobility and the use of local resources.

Christophe Widerski.- DPLG Certified Architect with 28 years of experience. Tenured Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture ENSAVT of Paris. UMR CNRS LAVUE - GERPHAU Laboratory Faculty Researcher.

He leads and manages the team responsible for all bidding and project monitoring phases. His expertise includes sustainable development, building engineering, energy and physical issues, cost management and project definition, and general site management organization.

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