Architekturrat der Schweiz
Conseil suisse de l'architecture
Consiglio svizzero dell'architettura
Architectural Council of Switzerland
Cussegl svizzer d'architectura
E heike.biechteler@architekturrat.ch
T +41 77 411 00 59

In our digital societies, the pervasiveness of data, technology and artificial intelligence
provides new opportunities to address the challenges of contemporary architecture. The
Architectural Council of Switzerland firmly believes that the tools provided by digitalisation will
enable architects to steer design and construction and contribute to developing a sustainable
built environment that meets the spatial, social, environmental and economic requirements of
future generations. We are convinced that architects must rethink their way of approaching
design and construction processes and refine their decision-making by applying the
multiplicity of environmental and material parameters in an integrated manner. It is therefore
imperative that we train the next generation of architects to be aware of the challenges our
societies face as a whole. We must also equip architects with the corresponding skills for
tackling these challenges effectively and creatively without compromising their aesthetic
competence and responsibilities.