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Building Blocks

Swiss architecture and engineering enjoy an excellent reputation across the globe.

Swiss architecture and engineering enjoy an excellent reputation across the globe,not only on account of technical expertise and inventiveness,but also owing to its concern with sustainability. And here’s a chance to view it all in the city,as part of a travelling exhibition titled “Swiss Positions: 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building”. It’s a collection of photographs of 33 key projects from the Swiss construction sector completed in the last 20 years,which are based on the theme of sustainable development.

The selected projects present architectural and engineering achievements through the eyes of talented photographers. The exhibition explores different angles with regard to techniques,materials and ecology,while underlining the uniqueness of each achievement. What all these works have in common — whether viewed from technological angle or social perspective — is that they interact with the setting in which they’ve been created. Curated by Nathalie Herschdorfet and produced by Swiss Federal Department,the exhibition that began on Saturday is travelling to Chandigarh,courtesy Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. Presented as large panels,the works demonstrate that sustainable development is not a readymade formula,but one that brings together various architectural practices.

The exhibition is on till October 15 at Government Museum and Art Gallery,Sector 10,Chandigarh